Assembly East, the Northeast's leading trade event dedicated to final product assembly, is scheduled to take place May 5-6 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. From manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic systems to the latest hand tools, fasteners, adhesives, and robotic equipment, visitors will have the opportunity to evaluate everything they need to reduce cycle time, lower costs and increase productivity.

This year's conference program was developed by some of the industry's leading associations and organizations. The exhibition and conference will run concurrently.

The exhibition and conference will co-locate with NEPCON East/Electro, the Northeast's premier electronics manufacturing event. Together these three events will provide the region's manufacturers with a single source for leading-edge manufacturing solutions.

Special Events

Adhesives and Sealants Industry (ASI) magazine and The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. will sponsor "Technological Advances in the Electronics Adhesives Industry," to be presented on Wednesday, May 5. Industry experts will discuss how technological advancements in electronics adhesives involve aspects of both formulation and application to meet demanding end-use criteria, and will present an overview of adhesives used in surface-mount assembly applications.

Assembly magazine will present a panel discussion, "The Productivity Challenge: Can U.S. Manufacturers Sustain Improvements?", on Wednesday, May 5. Assembly Senior Editor John Sprovieri will chair a panel of consultants, academics and key personnel from leading regional manufacturers discussing the remarkable gains in productivity made by U.S. manufacturers during the past decade. The goal of the discussion is to provide practical information to help engineers increase productivity at their assembly plants.

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Assembly East Exhibitors (as of 1-15-04)

ACTA 1903

AMTI 2019

ATC Inc. 2014

ATEQ Corp. 2107

ATI Industrial Automation 2001

Adept Technology Inc. 2013

Adhesive Engineering & Supply Inc. 2116

Alcoa Fastening Systems 2007

Arlink 1916

Assembly 2110

Assembly & Manufacturing Technologies 1919

Automation Engineering Incorporated 2122

Automation Tool Company 2011

Belcan Corporation 2003

Bodine Assembly & Test Systems 2113

Bosch Rexroth Corp. 2103

Bosch Rexroth Corp. 2104

Brooks Automation Inc. 2109

Cedes Corp. of America 1904

Crosslink Technologies Inc. 2002

DIC International (USA) Inc. 2010

Design Tool Inc. 2020

EIC Laboratories 2022

EPSON Robots 2102

Henkel Loctite Corp. 2012

Honle UV America Inc. 2120

ITW Devcon 2114

Janesville Tool & Manufacturing 2100

Janome Industrial Equipment 1913

Kerstat Inc. 2119

Kistler Instrument Corp. 2004

Komax Corp. 2006

LEONI Elocab Gmbh 2124

Micro Automated Systems Group 2108

Montech LLC 2021

Permabond International 2000

Rose + Krieger 2009

Sonitek Corp. 2123

TOX-Pressotechnik LLC 2101

Tri-Tech/KODERA Machine Sales Ltd. 1920