Conference Details

Penn State Behrend's School of Engineering is pleased to host the co-located 47th NAMRI/SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) and the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) 2019.

Join more than 800 researchers and manufacturers from around the world to share the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, and materials processing.

The conference schedule includes keynotes, expert panels, student poster and presentation competitions, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, industry tours and awards ceremony. Check back here in the months to come for registration information.

ABOUT NAMRC

The North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks located around the world for the advancement of the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing. NAMRI/SME’s annual conference, the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), is a prominent international forum for the presentation and discussion of technical innovations and manufacturing research.

NAMRC is recognized as North America's preeminent and longest-running international forum for research in advanced manufacturing. An annual event since 1973, the conference attracts global academicians, government and industry researchers, engineers, students and leaders in manufacturing to interact with each other and advance the manufacturing field. NAMRC features peer-reviewed papers, keynotes, special opportunities for networking and collaboration, and recognition of research implementation, service and achievements.

ABOUT SME

SME has been supporting the manufacturing industry for over 85 years. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools and communities, SME shares knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges.

SME's key focus area include: The state of manufacturing: In order to bring manufacturing into the mainstream, SME feels it is critical to showcase career options and exciting opportunities available in manufacturing and inspire youth to get involved.  Advanced manufacturing technology: Through members and industry experts, SME collaborates, aggregates and disseminates technical information and expertise. The workforce: Manufacturers rely on a skilled, technical and professional workforce to drive innovation, increase productivity and remain globally competitive. SME is a leading resource for manufacturing knowledge and training.

ABOUT MSEC

The Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) of ASME sponsors the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) every June. MSEC is the foremost annual forum for the scholarly exchange of advanced manufacturing research knowledge. It is intended to disseminate the most recent developments in manufacturing research through technical presentations, poster sessions, and panel sessions.

Since 2011, MSEC has been co-located with NAMRI/SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC). Together, these co-located conferences represent the largest advanced manufacturing research conference in North America. These conferences attract more than 500 attendees who can avail themselves of more than 250 technical presentations, multiple panel discussions, poster sessions, lab and industry tours, workshops, and an early career forum. MSEC, in conjunction with NAMRC, typically includes more than 80 students (from U.S. institutions) who are presenting their research and looking for career opportunities.

MSEC is the place to learn about the latest manufacturing research, talk with the researchers pushing the frontiers, network with R&D experts, and meet the future R&D workforce.

ABOUT ASME

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries.

For more than 100 years, ASME has successfully enhanced performance and safety worldwide through its renowned codes and standards, conformity assessment programs, training courses, and journals.

ASME also produces nearly 40 international conferences. These industry-leading events feature advanced research and technical content spanning a range of industries impacted by mechanical engineering, including energy production, energy sources, advanced manufacturing, and engineering sciences.