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Co-Located WESTEC and AeroDef Events to be Held November 7-9, 2023

This year, WESTEC and AeroDef Manufacturing events, part of the Manufacturing Technology (MT) Series, will be co-located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology partners with SME to co-produce the MT Series.


WESTEC will feature new machines and technology for a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, industrial machinery, automotive, fabricated metal and more. Attendees will experience the latest in aerospace manufacturing, CNC machining, waterjet, advanced materials, 3D printing and much more.

WESTEC will hold manufacturing education sessions daily that focus on teaching new technologies, new processes and trends that can transform businesses. All show floor education is included with a show floor pass. Learn more at

WESTEC hours:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023: 9:30 AM to 4 PM.

AeroDef Manufacturing

AeroDef Manufacturing is an aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Its mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.

"Attendees will find innovative solutions to their most difficult manufacturing challenges at diverse technical sessions, where they can meet face-to-face with engineers, product designers and managers," said a spokesperson. "Get a practical look at issues encountered at multiple levels of your extended enterprise at dozens of featured presentations. Up your manufacturing intelligence quotient at keynotes, panel discussions and in-depth workshops-or upgrade your registration to include our world-class conference."

Panel discussions, presentations, digital solution showcase, student summit and other presentation will take place throughout the event. To learn more, go to

Visitors will meet face-to-face with aerospace contract suppliers and can directly engage with large- and medium-sized manufacturing companies looking to make short- and long-term investments. At the Aerofied Preferred Supplier Pavilion, visitors will be greeted by an Aerofied representative who will create a customized itinerary based on specific interests, needs and requirements. Key players from large aerospace and defense companies will share strategic insights through presentations and one-on-one sessions, and provide visitors with contact information for reaching them after the event.

AeroDef Manufacturing hours:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023: 9:30 AM to 4 PM.

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