Automation Alley plans conference on smart manufacturing technology

Crain’s Detroit Business

Automation Alley, a Troy-based manufacturing and technology business association, is launching a cross-discipline conference called Integr8 in November in Detroit.

Presenters will focus on the benefits of using advanced manufacturing technology in factories.

The conference is part of a new Automation Alley initiative that aims to help prepare manufacturing and technology companies for Industry 4.0., also called the fourth industrial revolution after mechanization, the assembly line and robotics. This new wave of smart manufacturing technology includes sectors such as robotics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, a news release said.