Peer–to–Peer Network Forums
Advancing Industry 4.0 Solutions
Our Peer-to-Peer Network is an invite-only forum for Indiana manufacturing and logistics companies to share knowledge and best practices about the advanced technology they have utilized or are considering.
Conexus Indiana assembles a vetted peer network (i.e., no sales or business development interests) and hosts a 60-90 minute session. One or more companies present on an Industry 4.0 technology topic, followed by a group discussion, where peers can share their experience and ask questions.
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Peer-to-Peer Network Forum at Konrady Plastics
October 28, 2022
Regional subject matter experts convened at Konrady Plastics, a Portage, Indiana-based plastics machining manufacturer, for a peer-to-peer discussion around Konrady’s recent collaborative robot (cobot) investments.
Hardtech Entrepreneurship Event at ADDMAN
September 27, 2022
A dozen hardtech entrepreneurs from The Heritage Group and gBETA Industry 4.0 Accelerator programs had the opportunity to network amongst their peers and tour an advanced manufacturing facility in Westfield, Indiana.
Hardtech Entrepreneurship Focus Group at SoChatti
June 21, 2022
A dozen Indiana entrepreneurs had the opportunity to grow their network amongst peers that are expanding hardtech innovation and help industry support organizations understand what resources and dollars are needed to advance entrepreneurship.
Advanced Automation & Industry 4.0 Tech Scale-up at the Cummins Fuel Systems Plant
June 16, 2022
Cummins hosted a tour of its Fuel Systems plant, showcasing several elements of their world-class Fuel Systems facility. The tour included discussions on Cummins’ Industry 4.0 journey and various manufacturing processes that have been implemented to meet market needs. Read the event summary to learn more.
Digital Thread in Manufacturing
April 26, 2022
Conexus Indiana hosted a Peer-to-Peer Network Forum on Digital Thread in Manufacturing. The concept of Digital Thread is increasing in importance as complexity grows in product design, manufacturing, and life-cycle management. The U.S. Department of Defense is particularly interested to see digital thread concepts implemented across supply chain interactions; however, standards and frameworks are still in the process of developing. Read more about the conversation below.
AR/VR/MR In Manufacturing
Conexus Indiana hosted a Peer-to-Peer Network Forum to explore emerging use cases in manufacturing and logistics for augmented-, mixed-, and virtual reality. Samtec and Rolls-Royce provided insights into their journeys with these technologies, sharing specific examples in electrical connector manufacturing and aerospace and defense.
Emerging Technology Due Diligence
Conexus Indiana and Heartland Ventures held a Peer-to-Peer Network Forum to explore and collect feedback on a collaborative approach to providing Indiana advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) firms with enhanced knowledge, influence and access to emerging technologies in Industry 4.0.
Cummins and Praxair Surface Technologies led a discussion on March 30, 2021, during Conexus Indiana’s Peer-to-Peer Network forum on the topic of additive manufacturing. Peer participants representing six organizations contributed to the dialogue, which resulted in a number of key learnings and insights on the complexity, costs and human resources needed for success.
A group of attendees representing five organizations participated in a conversation hosted by manufacturer Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies. The conversation opened with Freudenberg’s recent purchase of a 3D printer for prototyping purposes and their interest in exploring 3D printing as a resource for tool making. The discussion covered a broad scope and scale of additive related topics.
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