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Important Dates

Sunday, April 30, 2012
Registration Deadline

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Welcome Reception

Monday, May 21-22, 2012
4th CIRP Conference


The University of Michigan invites you to participate in the 4th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems to be held on May 21-22, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Download the conference flier here

This conference proceeds the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering 2012 held at University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, California.

Conference Theme:

Responsive, customer demand driven, adaptive assembly

The conference will include keynotes and technical sessions devoted but not limited to the following topics:

  • Design for assembly
  • New assembly system concepts
  • Assembly system design and planning
  • Assembly systems for customization & personalization
  • Automatic assembly quality monitoring
  • Manufacturing execution systems for assembly
  • Human-robot interactive assembly
  • Human machine interaction/collaboration in assembly
  • Multiple arm robotic systems
  • Intelligent feeders
  • Flexible grippers, fixtures, and material handling system
  • Fast changeover systems
  • Disassembly and remanufacturing systems
  • Human factors in manual and automatic assembly processes
  • Innovative joining technologies

Contact Information

Ben Palumbo
University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone: 734-647-8407
Fax: 734-647-8403