Inspire. Collaborate. Innovate.

Top Reasons to Attend This Event

PLASTEC Minneapolis is part of the Midwest's largest advanced design and manufacturing event. Offering more than 500 suppliers (including Alro Steel & Plastics, Arburg, Bole North America, and Engel), two advanced educational conferences, and opportunities to network with more than 5,000 attendees, PLASTEC Minneapolis is ideal for sourcing, innovation, and learning.

Inspiring Keynote Address

A perfect mix of education and motivation, the keynote speakers are visionary leaders with practical experience. Wednesday's speaker — the University of Minnesota's Michael McAlpine, an authority on 3D printing — discusses mixing biological and functional materials via 3D and the mixtures' impact on human bodies. On Thursday, VSI Labs founder and autonomous vehicle expert Phil Magney reveals the tech, within the vehicles and the world around them, that can make autonomous driving safe. Prepare for these speakers to intrigue you and inspire you.

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What's Happening on the Expo Floor?

Attendee-to-Exhibitor Matchmaking

This time-saving new feature connects you with suppliers who can tackle your sourcing challenges. These short meetings are designed to give you the solutions you need.

Engineering HQ

See demonstrations, case studies, panels, and presentations on new advances in robotics, industrial automation, electronics, 3D printing, packaging, and more.

Medtech Central

This theater, the expo's center for medtech and healthcare education, offers panels, discussions, news, and solutions to engineers, designers and manufacturers.

Tech Theater

Watch innovative exhibitors — in medtech and other fields — showcase their latest technologies. Ask questions, get answers, and discover products for your projects.

Haunted Boo(ze) Crawl

The expo begins on Halloween, so we've set up a tour of exhibitors to give you tech tricks and tasty treats, including drinks and light bites, from 3 to 4 p.m. on October 31.

Last Year's Attending Companies

DuPont Performance Materials
General Mills
General Pattern
Pioneer Plastics
Polaris Industries
Toshiba Machine Company of America

What Attending Companies Look For

3D printing
Design for manufacturing
Extrusion/mold & dies
Injection molding
Lean manufacturing
Materials & additives
Medical plastics
New materials
Plastic part design
Product design
Rapid prototyping

Six Leading Shows, One Powerful Event

Expo Hours

Wednesday, October 31
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.