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Highlights from Opening Day of the 7th Annual Assembly Show Taking Place This Week in Rosemont IL

Trade Show & Conference, Running Concurrently with The Quality Show, Kicks Off Wednesday with Keynote Speaker from Ford Motor Company

October 23, 2019
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ROSEMONT, IL, October 23, 2019 –  Thousands of suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants are gathering this week for The ASSEMBLY Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL taking place through Thursday, October 24. The seventh annual event is co-located with The Quality Show, and attendees have access to both industry leading events, which include timely educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies displaying products and services for manufacturing plants, dynamic keynote presentations and exciting networking functions.

Below are highlights of the opening day of the event. (High resolution photos are available upon request).

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Panelists for The Factory of the Future Workshop discussed how manufacturers are entering the era of Industry 4.0 and how assemblers can navigate the brave new world of data analytics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, generative design and other cutting edge technologies. The panel included (from L to R) Rodney Rusk, Industry 4.0 Leader for Bosch Rexroth Corp; Sachin Andhare, Global Marketing Director for Falkonry Inc.; Matt Lemay, Generative Design Adoption for Autodesk, Inc.; and Chris Delvizis, VP of Product Management for Upskill.

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The ASSEMBLY Show floor opened with the Taste of Rosemont Welcome Reception, a great way for attendees to meet over 300 exhibiting companies in a relaxed environment.

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Industry leading companies showcased their latest products on The ASSEMBLY Show Floor.

Below is a schedule of events for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - Exhibit Hall is open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

  • Keynote Presentation (9:00 -10:00 am) - Michael Mikula, Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company will provide insight to the companies' Journey to a Completely Connected and Intelligent Manufacturing System. Just prior to the keynote presentation, the ASSEMBLY Plant of the Year Award will be presented to GE Appliances.
  • Learning Theater Presentations (11:00 am - 4:40pm) offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to demonstrate their company's expertise in an area related to the latest technological advances in assembly. Companies presenting on Wednesday include: Balluff, Weber, Desoutter, Bosch Rexroth, Dukane, Universal Robotics, Sturtevant Richmont, Epson Robots, LACO Technologies, Tutelar Technologies, eFlex Systems, and Afag Automation. Click here for the schedule.
  • Guided Exhibit Hall Tours - at 1:30 pm John Sprovieri, Editor in Chief of Assembly Magazine will lead a Robotics tour with stops at ATI Industry Automation, IPR Robotics, KUKA, Schunk, and TM Robotics. At 3:30 pm Austin Weber, Senior Editor of Assembly Magazine will lead a Lean Manufacturing tour with stops at C Tek Lean Solutions, Creform Corp., Item North America, Lean Factory America, and Visual Workplace Inc. Click here for more information.
  • 'Pub Night' Networking Reception sponsored by Ingersoll Rand (5:00 - 7:00 pm) - Attendees and exhibitors from both The ASSEMBLY Show and the Quality Show will have a chance to network over a pint, chat over burgers and make new connections while participating in pub-style games.

The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (www.assemblymag.com), 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. www.theassemblyshow.com

The Quality Show is a tradeshow dedicated to connecting quality manufacturing professionals with process improvement vendors for all things QUALITY. Thousands of Quality Managers, Quality Engineers, Corporate Management, and Manufacturing Engineers will explore the latest in inspection, process improvement, and metrology as well as attend the keynote presentation, education sessions that will focus on Big Data, Industry 4.0, Robotics, and Machine Learning and network on the show floor and at an evening networking reception. The Show is produced by Quality Magazine (www.qualitymag.com)

Both events are produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries.

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