ROSEMONT, IL—The 10th annual ASSEMBLY Show here (Oct. 25-27) will feature two special workshops focused on electric vehicle manufacturing.

“Metal Welding Overview for Battery Packs” (Oct. 25, 9 am to 12 pm) will provide a comprehensive overview of ultrasonic, resistance, laser, wire bonding and pulse-arc welding technology. The workshop will feature Olga Eliseva, Ph.D., project engineer at EWI.

“Electric & Autonomous Vehicles: The Future is Now” (Oct. 25, 1 to 4 pm) will discuss the important role that assembly tools and techniques play in the mass-production of EV batteries, motors, transmissions and other components. Panelists will include Chuck Hagyard, director of e-mobility business development at Cincinnati Test Systems Inc.; Boris Baeumler, vice president of technology at DEPRAG Inc.; Jeff Ellis, senior technology leader at EWI; and Russell Tyler, manager of system technology Zimmer Group US Inc.

Additional workshops on Oct. 25 will cover “Fundamentals of Plastics Welding,” “How to Develop the Next-Generation Manufacturing Workforce” and “Lean Manufacturing—The Culture of Kaizen.”

Charles Wetherington, president and chief operating officer of BTE Technologies, will deliver a keynote speech entitled “Using Lean to Prepare for Manufacturing 4.0” on Oct. 26. The event will also include the presentation of the 19th annual Assembly Plant of the Year award to Brose Tuscaloosa Inc.

The ASSEMBLY Show will bring together thousands of industry professionals with hundreds of exhibiting companies providing manufacturing engineers and managers the opportunity to uncover new resources, experience equipment hands-on, evaluate the latest technologies and products, and connect face-to-face with industry experts. Attendees will have access to an expansive exhibit hall, providing the perfect opportunity to meet with exhibitors.

Registration is now open for the EV workshop and for the entire event. For more information, click here.