Adhesives Magazine

Assembly in Action

Assembly Show attendees will include salespeople, engineers and managers from a variety of industries, including aerospace/defense, electronics, consumer products, automotive, and medical/pharmaceutical.

October 1, 2013

This fall, visitors to the inaugural Assembly Show will enjoy an event that has been specially designed for suppliers, buyers and users of assembly technologyAssembly Show and equipment. The event, which will be held October 28-30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., is expected to fulfill a strong industry demand for an assembly-focused trade show.

“Through extensive research and industry polling, we concluded that both suppliers and users of assembly equipment want a space where they can focus solely on assembly, not intermixed with other areas in manufacturing,” says Tom Esposito, publisher of ASSEMBLY magazine, the event’s organizer. “The Assembly Show will bring back the tradition of past assembly-only events.”


Networking Agenda

Assembly Show attendees will include salespeople, engineers and managers from a variety of industries, including aerospace/defense, electronics, consumer products, automotive, and medical/pharmaceutical. Representatives from a number of manufacturing sectors, such as plastics and rubber, fabricated metals, electrical equipment appliances, R&D, energy and more, will also be present. During the three-day event, these industry professionals will have opportunities to forge crucial business relationships and connections.

The welcome reception on October 28 will provide participants with a chance to connect with one another while enjoying a “Taste of Rosemont,” with food and drinks from several local restaurants. Another networking reception will take place on the following evening. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will give exhibitors a break from their booths and allow them to interact with other manufacturing engineers and managers.

Hear from the Experts

The first keynote presentation at the Assembly Show will be given by Daniel Meckstroth, Ph.D., vice president and chief economist of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). “What Lies Ahead for U.S. Manufacturing?” will address potential policy changes and future growth expectations in a variety of manufacturing sectors.

Michael Molnar, director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office and chief manufacturing officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, will also present a keynote address. “Private-Public Partnerships for U.S. Advanced Manufacturing” will discuss ways to promote innovation in the U.S. through the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation and other initiatives.


Showcase Theater and Exhibit Hall

Industry experts will provide relevant information on the latest assembly technology and business practices in the Showcase Theater presentations. These presentations will take place on the show floor during exhibition hours. Topics covered will include automation for higher throughput, LED technology, reaction-free tools, vision inspection systems, cordless assembly tools and more.

The Assembly Show exhibit hall will be open during all three days of the event. Visitors will be able to test the latest assembly equipment, find new solutions and suppliers, and discuss challenges with other industry professionals.


Show Extras

A special presentation entitled “Assembling the Lightning” will be given by George “Nick” Bullen, principal engineer and technical fellow (retired) from Northrop Grumman Corp. The Palmdale, Calif., company was honored as ASSEMBLY magazine’s 2013 Plant of the Year.

The Assembly Show will also offer useful technology-based resources for both in-person and geographically dispersed attendees. A live broadcasting capability will allow industry professionals to view selected sessions via live webinars. Webinar participants will be able to download resources and network with one another. Similarly, the Assembly Show mobile app will enable on-site visitors to locate sessions, exhibits, venue information and even discounted hotel rooms. The app is available for download on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. 

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Schedule at a Glance


Monday, October 28

5:00-8:00 p.m.                  Exhibit Hall Open

5:00-8:00 p.m.                  Welcome Reception


Tuesday, October 29

9:00-10:00 a.m.               
Keynote Presentation: What Lies Ahead for U.S. Manufacturing?

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.        Exhibit Hall Open

11:15-11:55 a.m.             
New Technology in Cordless Assembly Tools Inspires an Industry Shift

12:00-12:40 p.m.             
The Sometimes Unexpected Challenges to Consider When Using Advanced Materials in Next Generation Products, Especially in Medical Devices

12:45-1:25 p.m.               
Recommendations for Manufacturing Growth in the Tri-State Region

1:30-2:10 p.m.                 
Making the Leap into Automation for Higher Throughput

2:15-2:55 p.m.                 
Is LED Technology in Your Future?

3:00-3:40 p.m.                 
Advancements in Reaction-Free Tools

5:00-7:00 p.m.                 
Networking Reception


Wednesday, October 30

9:00-10:00 a.m.               
Keynote Presentation: Private-Public Partnerships for U.S. Advanced Manufacturing

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.        Exhibit Hall Open

10:30-11:10 a.m.             
Found Money: Resources for Midwest Manufacturers

11:15-11:55 a.m.             
Increasing Strength & Reliability of Press Fits

12:00-12:40 p.m.             
The New Illinois Manufacturing Laboratory: What Can It Do for Your Company?

12:45-1:25 p.m.               
Optimize Your Vision Inspection Systems

1:30-2:10 p.m.          
Get Help Through the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships 

Exhibitors and booths

ACL Inc.                                                                         442

Adhesives Research                                                  548

AIMCO                                                                           1207

ALFING Corp.                                                               912

Alliance for American Manufacturing                       343

Appliance Design Magazine                                      917

Arc-tronics Inc.                                                              642

Aries Engineering Co. Inc.                                          433

Assembly Solutions                                                     1238

ASG, Div. of Jergens Inc.                                             1133

AUTOMATICA                                                                 919

ATC Automation                                                            525

ATC Inc.                                                                          1112

ATEQ                                                                               444

ATI Industrial Automation                                             233

ATS Automation                                                             507

Balluff Inc.                                                                       122

Baltec                                                                               339

Banner Engineering Corp.                                          132

Bioformix Inc.                                                                  933

Boca Bearing Co.                                                          543

Bosch Rexroth Corp.                                                    607

Bossard North America Inc.                                         807

Brady Corp.                                                                     923

Carr Lane Roemheld MFG Co.                                    645

Centricity Corp.                                                              1019

Cincinnati Test Systems Inc.                                       539

Cirris Systems                                                               241

Coast Wire and Plastic LLC                                        542

Cosmo Solutions Technology                                    643

Creform Corp.                                                                517

Cyberbond Marketing                                                   1013

Daniels Manufacturing Corp.                                      1225

Delta Regis Tools Inc.                                                  547

Design Tool Inc.                                                             1318

Desoutter Industrial Tools                                            423

Doerfer Companies                                                      321

Dorner                                                                              713

Dymax Corp.                                                                   1025

ECC                                                                                   245

Eci Spinnomatic                                                              225

Edgewater Automation                                                  247

eFlex Systems                                                                 719

EIS Wire and Cable                                                        739

Electronic Displays Inc.                                                 545

EPSON Robots                                                               925

Express Assembly Products LLC                                942

EXTOL Inc.                                                                        733

Extreme Adhesives                                                         1041

Fastener SuperStore                                                      248

FasTest Inc.                                                                    145

FEC                                                                                    824

Federal Process Corp.                                                  249

Fibro Inc.                                                                        1139

FISNAR                                                                            533

Flex Craft                                                                          813

Foerster Instruments Inc.                                              639

Fulling Motor USA Inc.                                                   644

Fusion Systems Group                                                340

Gage Bilt Inc.                                                                  843

Genesis Automation                                                    1014

Graco Inc.                                                                       344

Hamilton Caster Cart In-House Trailer Mfg             737

Henkel Loctite                                                                333

Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc.                                          723

Hernon Manufacturing Inc.                                          243

IAC Industries                                                                819

IAI America Inc.                                                              613

INFICON                                                                          538

Ingersoll Rand                                                               110

InterTech Development

IPR Robotics LLC                                                         836

Isotec International Inc.                                                1138

Isthmus Engineering and Manufacturing                 907

ixmation North America                                                205

Janome Industrial Equipment Inc.                             221

Kent Manufacturing Co.                                                743

Kistler Instrument Corp.                                               918

Lista International Corp.                                               625

Lumen Dynamics (OmniCure)                                   1106

MagneMotion                                                                   932

Makita USA Inc.

McClellan Automation Systems                                   936

Mecco Marking and Traceability                                   446

Micro Automated Systems Group                               1119

Mid America Taping and Reeling Inc.                         445

Mountz                                                                               833

MTA Automation                                                              924

Nitto Kohki USA Inc.                                                       449

Nordson EFD                                                                   104

NovaGard Solutions Inc.                                                741

On-Hand Adhesives                                                      1219

ORBITFORM                                                                    633

Panasonic Power Tools                                                346

Panduit                                                                              906

Pannier Corp.                                                                 1113

Pantron Automation Inc.                                                 742

Patlite (USA) Corp.                                                           922

Performance Feeders                                                    1039

Permabond Engineering Adhesives LLC                   938

Pressmaster                                                                     838

Pro-Line                                                                             549

Pfeiffer Vacuum                                                                823

Phillips Screw Co./Wrentham Tool Co.                       1224

Phsyicom Corp.                                                                244

Promess Inc.                                                                    213

PVA                                                                                     648

Quality Magazine                                                              915

Quickdraw Conveyor Systems                                      1213

Rapid Development Services Inc.                                839

RFID, Inc.                                                                           822

Richmar Electronics Corp.                                             1007

RS Industrial Inc.                                                              1218

Sankyo America Inc.                                                         222

SB Industries                                                                     544, 546

Schleuniger                                                                       133

SCHMIDT Technology                                                      621

SCHUNK                                                                            405

Sealant Equipment and Engineering Inc.                    1324

Sentinel Machine Safety                                                   646

Siemens Mfg Co. Inc.                                                       1007

Silicone Solutions                                                             940

Sonics and Materials                                                       1118

Sovella Inc.                                                                         1022

Specialty Coating Systems                                             447

Sprinter Marking Inc.                                                         443

STAR Technology Inc.                                                       940

Stelron Components                                                        1125

Strunk Connect                                                                   725

Swanson Systems Inc.                                                    1033

Techcon Systems                                                               345

TOX-PRESSOTECHNIK                                                    439

Tutelar Technologies Inc.                                                 638

Unex Manufacturing Inc.                                                    825

Virtek Vision International Inc.                                          438

WEH Technologies Inc.                                                   1338

Weidmuller                                                                         1239

Weiss North America Inc.                                                  415


 *exhibitor list as of August 30, 2013