The first magazine entirely dedicated to the world of assembly and official organ of AidAM has broadened its horizons to include innovative mechatronic processes. Every issue is published in both Italian and English, distributed in paper format on a national level and in digital format abroad. In answer to the growing demand for flexible systems capable of ensuring optimum performance, the application of mechatronics has assumed a key role in process automation. Mechanical and electrical systems are combined with electrical and information technology as early as the product development stage, in order to simplify human labour and guarantee maximum production quality. Assembly processes are almost by definition mechatronic, and as such they play a key role for the success of numerous projects in many sectors.