Market Analysis

 (Theme: Expanding Novelties on Materials and Structures around the Globe)


Smart Materials and Structures are hybrid materials and structures that are composed of dissimilar phases which significantly changes if any external stimuli are applied such as temperature, stress, magnetic or electric fields. Smart Materials are combinations of at least two different materials, which allow the engineering of desired properties. Smart Materials Scientists or Engineers look at all of the different groups of materials, structures, metals and alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites. They develop smart materials for new applications, improve existing materials to give improved performance and look at ways in which different materials can be used together.

Operating Committee invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials and Structures on March 20-22, 2017, Orlando, USA. Smart Materials 2017 covers a broad range of topics to discuss on this international platform by conducting keynote lectures, plenary speeches, workshops and poster presentations. Smart Materials 2017 is designed to discuss worldwide results and proposals regarding the soundest issues related to Smart Materials and Structures.

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Importance & Scope:

Smart Materials 2017 is designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address recent advancements and new strategies for development of smart materials and structures for global requirements with an objective to install a dialogue between industries and academic organizations and knowledge transfer from research to industry. Smart Materials 2017 covers a broad range of topics to discuss on this international platform by conducting keynote lectures, plenary speeches, workshops and poster presentations in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering, Nano Technology, Optics and Electronic Materials, Biomaterials, Aerospace, Chemical, Mechanical & Civil Engineering.

Why Orlando?

Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,387,138, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in March 2016, making it the 24th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of July 1, 2014, Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of 262,372, making it the 73rd largest city in the United States, the fourth largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.


The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful" and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The Orlando International Airport is the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world.


As one of the world's premier tourist destinations, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry: Walt Disney World, located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Bay Lake, opened by the Walt Disney Company in 1971; the Universal Orlando Resort, opened in 1999 as a major expansion of Universal Studios Florida; SeaWorld; Gatorland; and Wet 'n Wild. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions; the Orange County Convention Center is the second-largest convention facility in the United States.


Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrolment as of 2012. In 2010, Orlando was listed as a "Gamma−" level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. Orlando ranks as the fourth most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.

Why to attend???

Smart Materials 2017 lays the best platform to globalize your research by installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations and knowledge transfer from research to industry. Smart Materials 2017 aims in promulgating knowledge and facilitates to share experimental and current research experiences and outcomes among the engineers, manufacturers, industrialists with dedication into breakthroughs in advances and innovations in technical, civil, automobile, mechanical, aviation, nanotechnology, medical and defence related fields. The event has the objective of creating an international forum for academics, researchers and scientists from worldwide to discuss worldwide results and proposals regarding the soundest issues related to Smart Materials and Structures. It will include the participation of renowned keynote speakers, oral presentations, posters sessions, Exhibitors, Sponsors and technical workshops.

Major Smart Materials and Structures Associations around the Globe

·         International Magnesium Association

·         International Manganese Institute

·         International Union of Materials Research Societies

·         The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

·         Society for Biomaterials

·         Society for Experimental Mechanics

·         Society of Glass Technology

Major Materials Science Associations in USA

·         American Ceramics Society

·         American Chemical Society

·         American Foundrymen's Society

·         American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

·         American Physical Society

·         Microscopy Society of America



Target Audience:

·         Materials Science Engineers

·         Civil Engineers

·         Mechanical Engineers

·         Nanotechnology Engineers

·         Researchers from Mining and Metallurgy field

·         Scientists from Biomaterials field.

·         Delegates from Civil, Mechanical, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Associations

·         Professors, Students, Researchers and Technical Staff from Civil, Mechanical, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Department

·         Delegates from Civil, Mechanical, Materials Science, Semiconductor, Polymer, Fuel Cell and Energy related industries


In total, percentage of attendees from various sectors as follows

·         Industry       50%

·         Academia     40%

·         Others          10%


Top Universities in USA:

·         University of Oxford

·         Harvard University

·         Stanford University

·         University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

·         Pennsylvania State University


Glance at Market of Smart Materials

Smart materials category covers a wide range of industries including ceramics, glass, metals, alloys, polymers, construction materials and other high technology processing areas. The global market for smart materials totalled about $26.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $42.2 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% for the period 2014-2019.

In the year 2015, the actuator & motor segment dominated the market with around 44% share, owing to high performance, innovation, and continuous improvements in variety of industrial applications. In terms of growth, the sensor segment is projected to expand at the highest CAGR of around 18% during the forecast period. This is attributed to widening applications of connected devices equipped with smart sensors by end users.

Market Growth of Smart Materials Testing and Service Industries
Statistics which shows growth in importance of Smart Materials Globally:

Companies Associated with Smart Materials (Smart Materials Testing and Service Companies, Aluminium Association Companies and Others)

 2015  Rank


 Worldwide 2014    Revenue(USD)

 Worldwide 2015  Revenue(USD)


          Kyocera Corp.

 15.05 billion

 14.6 billion


         Maruta Manufacturing                      Co. Ltd

 10.28 billion

 11.93 billion


        Corning INC.

 10 billion

 9.8 billion


      NTK Technologies

 3.27 billion

 3.45 billion


           Schaefer holding              International GmbH

 3.19 billion

 3.38 billion


     Daifuku Co.,Ltd.

 2.5 billion

  2.57 billion



 2.1 billion

 2.3 billion


     Morgan Advanced      Materials

 1.96 billion

 1.2 billion



 1 billion

 1.1 billion


 Vanderlande Industries

 800 million

 821 million


 Beumer Group GmbH

 740 million

 753 million


 Swisslog AG

 700 million

 705 million


 Kardex Ag

 640 million

 636 million



 530 million



 Fives Group 

 520 million

  526 million