Editor in Chief
John has been with Assembly Magazine since February 1997. John was formerly with a national medical news magazine, and has written for Pathology Today and the Green Bay Press-Gazette. John holds a B.A. in journalism from Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism.
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Automated Assembly Systems
Automated assembly systems are expensive. A simple rotary-indexing dial system with four to six stations might cost $300,000. A linear system with multiple assembly and test stations can easily top $1 million and take a year to execute. The risks are high for both the OEM and the systems integrator that will design and build the machine. In this workshop, you will learn how to obtain an automated assembly system on-time and on-budget. We’ll take you through the entire process—from concept to final run-off, and we’ll provide tips, tricks and advice for cost-effective and efficient operation. Whether you make auto parts, medical devices, consumer products or some other high-volume assembly, this workshop will better prepare you for implementing automation.