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CMTS isn’t just about the exhibits. It’s power-packed with education programming and networking activities that build knowledge and relationships, including a full advanced manufacturing conference!

Tracks and Topics


Advanced Manufacturing Canada: Digital Transformations in Manufacturing

Advanced techniques for manufacturing and assembly (Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, IIoT, Big Data, ERP, digital factories, etc.) that enable manufacturers to meet stringent cost targets, quality requirements and time constraints for increased production.

  •  3D Simulation for Manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Engineering
  • Digital Integration
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Digital Thread
  • Factory of the Future
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Virtual Assembly
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Virtual Simulation & Modeling


Advanced Manufacturing Canada: Advancements in Automation Technology

Application of automated tools and processes (collaborative robots, vision systems, process automation, automated equipment, mechatronics, etc.) that enable manufacturers to increase precision, productivity and flexibility in their operations.

  • Automated Equipment
  • Automated Manufacturing & Assembly
  • Collaborative Robots
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical & Electronic Components
  • Factory Automation
  • Joining & Fastening Technologies
  • Linear Motion
  • Machine Vision
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Motion Control
  • Motion Control Equipment
  • Motors & Drives
  • Palletization
  • Pick & Place Automation
  • Robotics
  • Robotics – Small Quantities
  • Robotics – Welding
  • Sensors
  • Vision – Artificial Intelligence
  • Vision Systems
  • Wireless Technologies


RAPID Canada: Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing spurs the adoption of new organizational and business practices, such as greater collaboration, better sharing of knowledge, and a rethinking of the value chain at all levels.

  • 3D Imaging/Scanning
  • Additive Layer Technologies
  • Additive Metal Processes
  • Applications
  • Bioprinting
  • Concept Modeling
  • Design – CAD/CAM
  • Design Considerations
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)
  • Economical & Business Considerations
  • Fabrication & Assembly
  • Industry Case Studies
  • Machine Learning – AI & IIoT for Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials including Plastics, Metals, Composites & Smart Materials
  • Medical and/or Dental Device Manufacturing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Reverse Modeling
  • Secondary Processes including Finishing & Tooling
  • Success Stories
  • Tool Repair

More Education

  • Keynotes & Industry Panels – Kick off your day with leading visionaries and futurists who will share their perspectives on technological advancements that will shape Canada’s manufacturing future.
  • Knowledge Bar – These technical sessions on the show floor are hands-on, specific, technical talks that hit the pressure points and pains for today’s Canadian manufacturer. Leading suppliers and solution providers will offer real-world case studies and testimonials solving today’s manufacturing challenges.
  • Exhibitor Demos and more – Don’t miss equipment demos, ask-the-expert sessions, along with a variety of in-booth, hands-on learning right on the show floor.