Manufacturers across all industries are struggling to keep up with soaring demand as the economy reopens. AmCon Advanced Manufacturing & Design Expos offer a solution to companies affected by shortages of parts and components. The AmCon Houston Expo, held at the NRG Center, October 19-20, 2021 will offer buyers and engineers the opportunity to source hundreds of manufacturing services in a few short hours. Go to for dates and show information.

Who Exhibits – The exhibitors are regional and national contract manufacturers who offer the latest in manufacturing and service capabilities in more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber, and electronics industries.

Who attends – The attendees are manufacturing engineers, design engineers, manufacturing management, and purchasing personnel involved in outsourcing decisions for parts & services. The attendees come from small to large companies and are looking for manufacturing services.

Free Admission – Pre-registered attendees will gain quicker entrance into the show with limited wait time. You will also receive access to online planning tools, as well as last-minute show updates and announcements.

According to AmCon owner, Kevin Woods, the ‘boutique’ nature of AmCon shows allows engineers and buyers to meet directly with suppliers to discuss projects in detail, review prints and parts, and answer buyers questions. Engineers and buyers can investigate a variety of manufacturing options and the latest in cutting edge technologies. They can find the best processes and materials for their applications, address cost, design, and quality issues.

Eric Smitt, Sr. Electrical Engineer of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, a past attendee, noted, “I came to the Expo to find contract manufacturers for some of our products. I found a good mix of services including metal, plastic, finishing, and more, everything you really need for manufacturing a product.”

Similarly, Bob Schultz, Director of Operations with Seal Dynamics/Heico commented, “I met several top quality suppliers here. I contract work out all over the country and this is the one place I can make a lot of contacts in a short period of time. The show was excellent. I made several contacts that I’m ready to issue some RFQs for. I would recommend it highly.”

Suppliers find the Expo one of the best ways to connect with new customers for their services. “While COVID-19 had its impacts and restrictions, the level of engagement and the quality of interactions had at the AmCon Expo held this past spring in Orlando was unparalleled,” according to long time exhibitor, Randy Thomas of True Cut EDM in Wylie, TX. “People were hungry to get out and find new suppliers.” 

Unlike many manufacturing conferences, AmCon Expos are free and include educational seminars on a variety of the latest cutting-edge manufacturing & technology processes and quality issues.

Visit to find out more about AmCon Contract Manufacturing Expos, upcoming locations and dates, and free educational seminars for manufacturing professionals.