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.

Upcoming Events

Digital Thread in Manufacturing

August TBD, 2022

Conexus Indiana will host a second Peer-to-Peer Network Forum on Digital Thread in Manufacturing. On April 26, 2022, an initial discussion was led by the IEDC, Mursix Corporation, Cummins, ICTT System Sciences and IntelAdvise. The group provided an overview of the digital thread concept as well as an example of a pilot project. Details on the second meeting are forthcoming.

 

Past Events

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.

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Additive Manufacturing

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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