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About Houstex

HOUSTEX is the industry-leading Southwest manufacturing trade show, taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. HOUSTEX is produced by SME and AMT.

HOUSTEX is an interactive experience, dedicated to showcasing advanced technologies and processes that help manufacturers innovate and create industry transformation. HOUSTEX features hundreds of exhibits highlighting the latest products and services designed to help manufacturers develop their pathway to success.

From additive manufacturing to robotics, machining centers to welding, and dozens of technologies in between, showcase your product or explore the best in manufacturing at HOUSTEX. Experience Southwest manufacturing and get started on your pathway to success at HOUSTEX!

Discover the latest manufacturing trends, meet face-to-face and get hands-on demonstrations with industry experts, and gather insights that will help you boost your business during numerous informational opportunities at HOUSTEX. You’ll hear about hot topics and best practices you can put to use immediately in your business strategy. Explore aisle after aisle of the latest manufacturing products, software and services, immerse yourself in the ever-present buzz of equipment and conversations, and make critical connections with today’s manufacturing luminaries. Follow your pathway to success at HOUSTEX in the heart of manufacturing—Houston.

HOUSTEX exhibitors have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with attendees, of which 76% have a role in purchasing decisions with 31% having manufacturing equipment budgets of more than $200,000.

Manufacturing Technology Series

HOUSTEX is part of the Manufacturing Technology Series – bringing together strategic events under one umbrella. The Manufacturing Technology Series creates a consistent platform to ensure an unparalleled experience, bringing decision-makers from diverse industries together with leading suppliers of advanced manufacturing technology, equipment and tooling. Learn more about the Manufacturing Technology Series.

About SME

SME is a non-profit association of professionals, educators, and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry. One way SME promotes manufacturing is by hosting and partnering with other leading manufacturing associations to create leading manufacturing events. Learn more about SME. 

About AMT

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents builders and distributors of manufacturing technology — the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. AMT partners with SME to co-produce the MT Series. Learn more about AMT.

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