The 2014 ASSEMBLY Show Educational Program to Include a Keynote Presentation, Half Day Workshops, and Exhibit Hall Seminar Series

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2014) - In addition to the expansive exhibit hall, attendees at the upcoming ASSEMBLY Show will have the unique opportunity to hear industry experts discuss the latest technological advances and manufacturing trends during a dynamic keynote presentation, two half day workshops and a series of seminars in Showcase Theaters on the show floor. The ASSEMBLY Show will take place from Tuesday, October 28, through Thursday, October 30, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

"We developed a dynamic educational program to keep our attendees current on trends, advancements and the future of assembly," stated Tom Esposito, publisher of ASSEMBLY magazine. "We are pleased to be expanding our program this year: For the first time, we are offering two pre-show workshops on plastics and design. Plus we'll once again have a top-notch keynote presentation and showcase theater presentations." The two half day workshops on Tuesday, October 28, will run from 2:00 - 5:00 pm and will focus on:

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) Workshop: Boothroyd Dewhurst, originator of the popular DFMA software, has organized a workshop which will show attendees how to analyze and reduce the cost of designs. Presenters from Dynisco Instruments LLC and Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc. will share details on how to lower manufacturing costs through good design.

Plastics Assembly Workshop - A group of industry experts will present on a series of topics related to plastics assembly. During this four-part workshop, topics will include The Dish on Hot-Plate Welding; Improving Plastic Assemblies with Inserts and Compression Limiters; Snap Fits for Plastics Assembly and Selecting the Proper Assembly Method for Your Plastic Application.

On Wednesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 30, there will be a dozen seminars, including presentations on:

  • New Technology Takes the Reaction Out and Puts the Ergonomics In.
  • Freedom for the Assembly Worker -- Ergonomic and Cordless Power Tool Solutions.
  • Environmental Protection for Linear Actuators.
  • Latest Advancements in Adhesive Bonding Technologies.
  • CNC Assembly: A Unique Combination of Speed and Flexibility.
  • Advances in LED Technology Create Enhanced Visual Management Opportunities in the Assembly Process.
  • Solving Assembly Challenges with 3M Adhesives and Tapes.
  • Choosing Appropriate Assembly Technology -- It's All About Productivity.
  • New Developments in Robot Safety.
  • Cost of Ownership: Are You Paying for Features You Do Not Need?.
  • 2015 Capital Equipment Spending Outlook.

In addition to the seminar series and half day workshops, there will be a keynote presentation on Wednesday, October 29, at 9 a.m. featuring Timothy J. Hutzel, president of Tim Hutzel Advisory Board Services, and David Lippert, president of Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Their presentation, Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America's Manufacturing Through Reshoring, will relate how American companies can survive and prosper while keeping their manufacturing base within the United States.

In addition to these dynamic presentations, The ASSEMBLY Show expo hall will showcase leading industry companies. For a list of exhibiting companies and exciting show features, visit

The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (, 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. The event is produced by BNP Media (, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries.

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For further information, contact:
Amy Riemer
Media Relations
978-475-4441(office) or 978-502-4895 (cell)