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Chief Engineer Keynote Speaker at the ASSEMBLY Show, Registration Now Open

The ASSEMBLY Show, which is focused exclusively on assembly technology equipment and products, has selected Michael Mikula, Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing of Ford Motor Company, to be the keynote speaker at this year's event. "Mike will discuss how Ford is using state-of-the-art production tools and processes to make the vehicles of tomorrow," said a spokesperson.

The three-day trade show and conference will be held from Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Rosemont, IL, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Registration is now open for this 7th annual event at

 "Michael plays a very crucial role and is impassioned about the importance of automotive manufacturing and 3D printing in the industry, and we look forward to hearing his insight and experience," said Tom Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine. "Ford Motor Co. recently unveiled a $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, MI, and Michael will provide our attendees with a glimpse of the cutting-edge technology, including drones, exoskeletons, mobile robots and vision systems they are using."

 Mikula joined Ford Motor Company in 1993 as a process engineer and was selected to participate in its four-year Manufacturing Leadership Program in 1997. He then held a series of management positions at Ford, overseeing the $1.6 billion overhaul of manufacturing processes at four different plants to introduce Ford's EcoBoost engine in 2006 and helping Ford's Van Dyke manufacturing plant increase production from 800,000 units to 1.8 million units per year from 2009 to 2012. In October 2017, Mike was named global chief engineer for manufacturing system and infrastructure at Ford. In this role, he oversaw the manufacturing processes for engines, transmissions, axles, batteries and motors across the globe, playing a critical part in the introduction of next-generation electrical and hybrid technologies. In August 2018, Mikula was named the Chief Engineer of the Advanced Manufacturing organization at Ford with global responsibilities for introducing technology in practical ways to address existing pain point while pursuing manufacturing methods that combine technologies to maintain Ford's position as an industry leader in manufacturing. 

 The 7th Annual ASSEMBLY Show will bring together 8,000 industry professionals with nearly 300 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.

The trade show floor will feature Five Guided Exhibit Hall Tours focused on Robotics; Lean Manufacturing; Fastening & Joining; High-Speed, Multi-Station Automation; and Industry 4.0 & IIoT.

"We thank TSNN for the recognition in addition to our charter exhibitors who have been with us since we launched the event in 2013. We are very excited for this year's show, which is already 90% sold out, as we focus the event on the Factory of the Future," said Esposito. "We launched this event to focus exclusively on assembly manufacturing and have not veered from that mission, which is why our exhibitors and attendees continue to support us and find value in their participation."

 In addition to the products and services that will be showcased by the exhibitors, there are 15 sponsors hosting Learning Theater Presentations on Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th. Sponsored presentations include:

  • Afag Automation - The Art of Automation Technology: How new mechatronics build the next generation of feeding and handling solutions
  • Balluff, Inc. - Machine Vision and Traceability 
  • Bosch Rexroth Corp. - The Road to the Connected Factory
  • Desoutter - Understand Process Control Data
  • Dukane - Eliminate particulate from welding process
  • eFlex System - Manufacturing Integrated Platform - The "Operating System" for Industry 4.0
  • Epson Robots - Parts Feeding 101 for Robot Automation: Flexible Feeding and More 
  • Jervis B. Webb Co., Division of Daifuku North America - Automating Assembly Lines with AGVs
  • LACO Technology - Optimizing Helium Usage and Alternative Test Methods in Production Leak Testing 
  • LOGOMAT Automation Systems, Inc. - Benefits Of A Decentralized Controls Concept For Modern Manufacturing
  • Sturtevant Richmont - Evolving Torque Application Strategies 
  • Tuteler Technologies - TBA
  • Ubisense - How IoT Can Lead Us To Look For Solutions In All The Wrong Places
  • Universal Robots USA, Inc. - TBA
  • Weber Screwdriving Systems - Designing for Automation. 

 Exhibit Hall hours October 22-24 are as followed:

  • Tuesday - 4-7 PM featuring Taste of Rosemont Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday - 10 AM - 5 PM followed by Networking Reception from 5-7 PM
  • Thursday - 9 AM - 2 PM with a continental breakfast served on show floor for all attendees from 9-10 AM.

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