It’s mid-September, and that means it’s time for Design & Manufacturing Midwest (formerly National Manufacturing Week) and its five co-located shows, which kick off next Tuesday at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. A must-attend event for manufacturers, the show features the latest systems, products, and solutions covering design through distribution.

From computer-aided design and rapid prototyping, to automation and medical design, you’ll find out about everything happening at the show right here in my blog, sponsored by Autodesk, which will be exhibiting a portfolio of digital prototyping solutions, including 2D and 3D design software, in Booth 2620. I’ll be reporting live from the show floor every day on the cutting-edge products and technologies on display.

Tomorrow, I’ll give you a sneak peek at some of the new products that will be on display next week, as well as a preview of some of the can’t-miss special features in the exhibit hall.