Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford. Manufacturing is growing and changing… moving from low value repetitive assembly to high value, technology-rich products and services. To serve the evolving needs of East Coast industry, SME produces this exclusive event for aerospace, defense (including arms), medical, and micromanufacturing . These three major industries plus one strategic technology are driving change through their supply chains and leading the way in innovation and collaboration. Mfg4 surpasses the traditional manufacturing technology event by delivering content and suppliers mandated by industry. Mfg4 it is an event for industry developed by industry, with an emphasis on industry-specific solutions with attention to cross-collaboration. Technology Zones include additive manufacturing, automation, contract manufacturing, finishing & coatings, joining and fabrication, materials, micromanufacturing, machining and tooling and inspection, software and design.