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The keynote presentation at the 2017 ASSEMBLY Show will feature Derek Harper of Faurecia North America who will discuss Industry 4.0 and the digital factory of the future, a hot topic in manufacturing. Harper is the VP of Information Technology at Faurecia North America based in Auburn Hills, MI. The ASSEMBLY Show will take place October 24-26, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

"We are excited to have Derek Harper speak at The ASSEMBLY Show this year. We look forward to him providing our attendees an insight into Industry 4.0 and the digital factory," said Thomas A. Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine, producers of the event. "We recently featured Faurecia's Factory of the Future in Assembly Magazine where we talk about how industry 4.0 technology promises to transform plant floors during the next two decades and will change the way that engineers and assemblers interact with machines."

Faurecia is a $23 billion Tier One supplier based in France that operates more than 70 global facilities. The company specializes in automotive seating, interior systems and emissions control technologies. Its customers include automakers, such as FCA, Ford Motor Co., General Motors and Nissan, in addition to diesel engine manufacturers, such as Cummins Inc. and Deere & Co. 

The ASSEMBLY Show will offer three days of educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies, thousands of industry professionals including buyers and users of assembly equipment, products or services in manufacturing plants, a dynamic keynote speaker and two exciting networking receptions.

The show floor will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies including Gold Sponsor Promess, Silver Sponsors FESTO and Schunk and Bronze Sponsors Kistler, Orbitform and Schmidt Technology. Manufacturing engineers and managers responsible for the assembly process for automobiles, consumer products, electronics, medical devices, machinery, appliances, and more attend the event to see the latest products and services for assembly manufacturing. In addition, The ASSEMBLY Show has launched the new and improved interactive floor plan for attendees to find the list of exhibiting companies and more about the products they will showcase.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 16:33

The 5th Annual ASSEMBLY Show

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The 5th Annual ASSEMBLY Show will offer 3 days of educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies, thousands of industry professionals including buyers and users of assembly equipment, products or services in manufacturing plants, a dynamic keynote speaker and 2 exciting networking receptions. The ASSEMBLY Show will take place from Tuesday, October 24, through Thursday October 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

"The 2016 ASSEMBLY Show was a great success with full workshops, a sold out exhibit floor, packed receptions and over 7,000 registered participants. Our exhibitors, attendees, speakers and sponsors found great value in being a part of this exclusively assembly event," said Thomas A. Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine, producers of the event. "We are getting ready to bring back the energy and excitement for the 5th annual Assembly Show and we look forward to bringing together more exhibitors and more attendees to join us in the celebration."

The show floor will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies including Gold Sponsor Promess, Silver Sponsors FESTO and Schunk and Bronze Sponsors Kistler, Orbitform and Schmidt Technology. Manufacturing engineers and managers responsible for the assembly process for automobiles, consumer products, electronics, medical devices, machinery, appliances, and more attend the event to see the latest products and services for assembly manufacturing.

The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY, a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries.

The ASSEMBLY Show will be showcasing robotics in manufacturing at the 2016 event, taking place Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  During the opening night Welcome Reception, high school students from FIRST Illinois Robotics programs will demonstrate the robots they have built, which are using technology applicable for assembly manufacturing. Proceeding the reception, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, there will be a Collaborative Robotics Workshop, featuring speakers from FANUC, ABB Robotics, Universal Robots and KUKA Robotics Corp.

"The ASSEMBLY Show is proud to be featuring the FIRST Illinois robotics teams at the 2016 event," said Tom Esposito, publisher of ASSEMBLY Magazine, sponsor of the event. "FIRST is a great program that encourages students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields and enhance their 21st century work-life skills and we welcome them to The ASSEMBLY Show. We are also pleased to be offering a focused workshop on the use of collaborative robotics in assembly manufacturing."

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

"The founder of FIRST, Dean Kamen, launched this program to 'transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders,'" said Dan Green, Executive Director, FIRST Illinois Robotics.  "Our students are excited to demonstrate the robots they have built and the technology they have learned to professionals in assembly manufacturing where robotics is making a big impact."

The demonstrations will take during The "Taste of Rosemont" Welcome Reception - on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. In addition to seeing the demonstrations, participants will sample local fare and get a sneak peek of the various exhibits, tools and displays.

In addition to welcoming FIRST Robotics, the ASSEMBLY Show will also offer a workshop focused on Collaborative Robotics, one of the hottest segment of the robotics industry. Many engineers are intrigued by the potential of next-generation machines equipped with state-of-the-art sensor technology that allows robots to operate side-by-side with people. However, the technology is clouded by several myths and misperceptions. In this workshop, attendees will learn what this technology can and cannot do, and how manufacturers are using the technology now.

Industry professionals are invited to register for The ASSEMBLY Show for free to see new technology and products, meet with vendors and suppliers who can answer on-the-spot questions and interact directly with working equipment and machinery.

Raymond Muscat, the former Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Research and New Product Operations at furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th annual ASSEMBLY Show. Now the Industry Director of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, Muscat will speak on the opening day of the show, Wednesday, October 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

"We are looking forward to hearing from Ray Muscat, whose career has been a tour of some of manufacturing's biggest sectors. He's worked for GM, Ford, Raytheon and Ball Aerospace, and he spent more than 20 years at furniture maker Herman Miller sustaining a lean manufacturing system. No matter what sort of product our attendees make, they'll benefit from Muscat's 40 years of manufacturing wisdom," said Tom Esposito, publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine, sponsor of the event. "To sustain a lean manufacturing system requires significant employee engagement. Ray will tell the story of the Herman Miller production system, the lessons learned and changes made along the way."

Mr. Muscat started his career on a Ford assembly line to pay his way through college. He then worked his way up the engineering and leadership ranks, to head of engineering and operations at award-winning furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller. There, he led a team that developed and implemented the company's lean manufacturing program. Through Muscat's leadership, Herman Miller cut average product lead times in half.

In addition to this dynamic opening day keynote presentation, The ASSEMBLY Show will offer several half-day workshops on Tuesday, October 25th, and two concurrent Showcase Education Theaters on the show floor with presentations by knowledgeable speakers from high-profile companies and industry associations. The event's closing session will feature a panel discussion on women in manufacturing, on Thursday October 27th from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Speakers will include Elizabeth Rolinski, vice president of manufacturing engineering at Johnson Controls Power Solutions; and Shelly Ryan Carlson, director of global manufacturing engineering technology at Danfoss.

The ASSEMBLY Show 2016 will be held Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  The Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY, a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries.

For more information, visit: www.theassemblyshow.com

Friday, 29 April 2016 13:46

The 4th Annual ASSEMBLY Show

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Plans are well underway for development of The 4th Annual ASSEMBLY Show, the only event that focuses specifically on assembly technology, equipment, and products and one of the fastest growing trade shows in the country according to Trade Show Executive magazine. The event, which attracted 6,700 industry professionals and 250 exhibiting companies in 2015, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 through Thursday, October 27, 2016 at The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois and will feature an expansive exhibit floor, timely education sessions, and several networking events.

"We were thrilled that the The ASSEMBLY Show was recognized as one of the Fastest 50 growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive Magazine for our growth in the category of square footage and number of exhibitors," said Tom Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine. "Our vision has always been to help suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants connect, learn, share and explore all things 'assembly' and the industry supports our efforts. We are looking forward to bringing back this exclusively assembly focused trade show."

Over 6,700 manufacturing executives, buyers and users from industry leaders including 3M, Caterpillar, GE Healthcare, General Motors, Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, Phillips Healthcare, and hundreds of others attended the 2015 event to learn about the latest technological advances. Attendees will find solutions on the show floor for custom automated assembly systems, robotics, screwdriving, adhesives, dispensing, plastics assembly, presses, conveyors, fasteners, packaging, workstations, welding, vision systems, and much more.

With over 85% of the booths on the trade show floor already sold, 200+ exhibitors, representing the very best from the vendor community, are already making plans to showcase the latest solutions to current challenges. Returning charter exhibitors, who helped to launch the event in 2013, include ASG, Division of Jergens, Inc., Bosch Rexroth Corp., EPSON Robots, ORBITFORM, Promess, Schunk, TOX-PRESSOTECHNIK, WEISS North America and other leading companies.  The event kicks-off with an opening night reception on Tuesday, October 25th on the show floor.

Education is a key component of the event and in 2016 there will be several half day workshops on Tuesday, October 25th, a High-Profile Keynote on the morning of Wednesday, October 26th and two concurrent Showcase Education Theaters on the show floor with presentations by knowledgeable presenters from high-profile companies and industry associations. The show floor will be open: Tuesday, October 25 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm; Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00am - 5:00pm; and Thursday, October 27 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

For more information or to register, visit: www.theassemblyshow.com

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