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2021 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

electronics manufacturing trade shows 2021Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers. Electronics manufacturing trade shows are valued for their inherent ability to establish a relationship and answer questions in ways you simply cannot achieve via email or over the phone

Electronic contract manufacturers use these shows to break ground with engineers and purchasers in a variety of fields. Matric Group will be attending several "in person" trade shows this year.  We have listed our booth numbers so be sure to stop by!

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Let’s take a look at some of the best electronics manufacturing expos out there for you to start meeting great new partners and vendors in the next year:

4 Great Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows

Here are the trade shows we recommend, in no particular order. There are, of course, other good ones out there -- just make sure the right audience for your needs will be there!

  1. AmCon
  2. Design 2 Part
  3. MINExpo 
  4. Atlantic Design & Manufacturing

1. AmCon

electronics manufacturing trade shows - AmCon logo

  • Type: Advanced design & manufacturing trade show
  • Date: Nov. 9-10, 2021, Booth # TBA
  • Location: Novi, Michigan

The AmCon trade show has been doing business since 1987. The show promises solutions for design and production problems in electronics manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, engineering, prototyping, assembly, design, and more.

2. Design 2 Part

electronics manufacturing trade shows design2part

  • Type: New suppliers for parts and manufacturing services 
  • Dates/Locations:
    • Sept 29-30, booth #318 - Marlborough, Massachusettes 
    • October 6-7, booth #303 - Akron, Ohio
    • October 20-21, booth # TBA - Oaks, Pennsylvania 

If you use electronic contract manufacturing often, you may be familiar with Design 2 Part. D2P is an exhibition company that focuses on contract manufacturing across the U.S.

Attend a D2P show and you’ll likely find several electronic contract manufacturers (ECMs), metal fabrication, and plastics exhibitors. Smaller than most trade shows on this list, D2P exhibitions aren’t going to bring in vendors from all over the country, but they do provide a great in-road for local prospects looking for ECM services in their own backyard.

3. MINExpo INTERNATIONAL

electronics manufacturing trade shows - minexpo logo

  • Type: Mining trade show
  • Date: September 13-15 2021
  • Booth # 26025 South Hall 1
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

The world’s largest mining event, MINExpo covers the entire mining industry --exploration, mine development, open pit, underground mining, processing, safety, environmental improvement, and so on. MINExpo brings together the latest cutting-edge equipment, innovations, services, and technologies, with the long-term growth of the industry and its partners in mind.

4. Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

electronics manufacturing trade shows ADM

  • Type: Design and manufacturing trade show
  • Date: Dec. 7-9, 2021
  • Booth #339
  • Location: New York City, NY

ADM shows offer a rare diversity to its attendees. In one expo, you will find a show floor divided among several markets, including

  • Automation
  • Plastics
  • Medical

Show sizes vary depending on the location, but exhibitions are held yearly in critical marketplaces like Cleveland, New York, and Boston.

Each event has conferences, keynote speakers, and even classes revolving around current design manufacturing market trends and technology.

Education & Maybe a New Contract Manufacturer

There are so many chances out there to find out what an electronic manufacturing services provider can do for your product. Try to get to at least one trade show each year so your designs and processes don’t go stale!

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(Editor's note: This article was originally published in June 2020 and was updated in August 2021.)