Assembly Technology Expo to celebrate 25th anniversary

JUNE 17--When manufacturing professionals converge at Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo) this September it will mark its 25th anniversary as a leading industry trade event.

JUNE 17--When manufacturing professionals converge at Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo) this September it will mark its 25th anniversary as a leading industry trade event. ATExpo, the world's largest "all assembly" trade event, will take place September 28-30, 2004, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL. The ATExpo Conference opens one day earlier on September 27.

The event, sponsored by ASSEMBLY magazine, features a comprehensive showcase of assembly solutions, from advanced robotic systems to hand tools. Nearly 600 suppliers will display and demonstrate new products in more than 50 categories, for use in a wide range of manufacturing industries, including automotive, electronics, industrial equipment, computers, household appliances, motors and generators, medical, telecommunications, and aeronautics/aerospace.

The ATExpo Conference offers more than 30 in-depth sessions organized into six tracks: adhesives, automated assembly, lean manufacturing, manufacturing management, materials joining, and wire processing. The organizations presenting conference sessions at the ATExpo Conference include The Automated Imaging Association (AIA), APICS - The Educational Society for Resource Management, The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), The Edison Welding Institute (EWI), The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), The Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA), and ASSEMBLY magazine. Sessions will focus on a variety of high-interest topics, including lean production, flexible assembly, robotics in assembly, and many more.

The AIA and RIA will be joining the ATExpo list of associations that develop conference sessions in 2004. As part of a previous agreement to collocate their International Robots & Vision Show with Assembly Technology Expo in 2005, the AIA and RIA start their relationship with ATExpo this year by developing five conference sessions on robotics and machine vision. For 2004, the AIA and RIA will also endorse and support the ATExpo Robotics Pavilion.

The Robotics Pavilion at ATExpo, endorsed by the RIA and AIA, is the place to find state-of-the-art industrial robotics, flexible automation, machine-vision solutions, and related technologies.

For more information about Assembly Technology Expo or to register for free show admission and conference discounts, visit www.atexpo.com.


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