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Assembly Exposition Starts Today

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Metalforming magazine will be exhibiting at Assembly Technology Expo, beginning today, September 23, through September 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (chicago), IL. For metalformers, ATExpo offers the most advanced solutions for addressing today’s assembly challenges. Over 600 top manufacturers and suppliers will showcase hundreds of new products, technologies and processes in three technology pavilions: Robotics, Electronic Assembly, and Wire Processing. Speakers from Caterpillar, Toyota, and Afterburner will present three FREE Keynote Speeches on Six Sigma, Production Engineering, and Flawless Execution. Learn from the experts at over 30 conference sessions on subjects spanning five tracks such as Implementing Lean Production, Machine Vision for Assembly and Fuel Cell Assembly. Learn more at

Seminar to Assist Manufactures,
Tooling Companies in Going Global

Monday, September 22, 2003
The Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) has teamed with the International Trade Club of Chicago to conduct a five-part seminar series designed to assist U.S. manufacturing and tooling companies in competing in the global marketplace. The series, Discover the Keys to Competitive Manufacturing: Global Success in the 21st Century, will be held on October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2, 2003, at the TMA conference center in Park Ridge, IL. It will present case studies and testimony by 12 companies that compete successfully in the global arena, according to organizers. The program also will present successful collaborative strategies between U.S., European and Asian businesses, and explore considerable and largely untapped competitive resources available to U.S. manufacturers at little or no cost. For registration details, visit or contact Aldo Caronia of ITCC at 312/368-9197.

Bel Air Plans One-Day Mass-Finishing Seminar

Friday, September 19, 2003
Bel Air Finishing Supply Corp., Warwick, RI, will hold a one-day seminar/workshop covering all phases of mass finishing. The event will take place Saturday, November 15, at the Sheraton Providence Hotel in Warwick. Topics to be discussed include types of finishing equipment, media, compounds, process technologies and wastewater processing. The goal of the event, according to Steve Alviti, Bel Air president, is to show manufacturers and mass finishers how to save time and money using equipment that they have inhouse. Guests planning to attend the seminar are invited to send the company their most difficult mass-finishing challenges in advance, and Bel Air will finish sample parts and provide information on how such finishing was accomplished. For more information or to register, visit or call 800/781-4408.


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