Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles. Westec returns in 2012 redefined with a renewed commitment to local manufacturing. The event includes keynote presentations from industry leaders in aerospace/defense, renewable energy and the manufacturing economy. The show also consists of technical sessions on topics that include small parts machining, high-speed alloy machining, milling, drilling, cutting advanced carbon fiber, carbon laminates and advances in additive manufacturing. Attendees view emerging technologies and emerging equipment applications and many other topics with an emphasis on using technology to innovate. Westec offers a place to network, form relationships and build partnerships, putting an emphasis new developments, integration, lean methods, and how to manufacture with composites, titanium, or other advanced materials.