In honor of National Manufacturing Day, the Purdue Northwest Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) is hosting a full day of events on manufacturing and automation from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6. The center is offering site tours, a networking reception, keynote speaker and panel discussions on the National Manufacturing Day topic of “Additive and Industry 4.0.” The events will take place at the center, 7150 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond.
“National Manufacturing Day is gaining traction and becoming a large celebration across the country. Bringing to light the many new alternatives in automation and industrial robotic technology that have the potential to cause a revolution in manufacturing within the United States,” said Associate Director of the Purdue Northwest CMEC Mont Handley.
“Through this event, we hope to show off how the great companies in Northwest Indiana and Illinois are exploring technology,” Handley said.
A morning bus tour will include a visit to Three Floyds Brewing (Munster, Ind.) and Land O’ Frost (Lansing, Ill.) to explore the use of manufacturing equipment and automation. Transportation will be provided.
The afternoon networking reception and keynote will precede a panel discussion. The featured speaker, Anurag Garg is CEO and founder of Dattus (Indianapolis, Ind.), an industrial automation company. Representatives on the panel will include Springboard Engineering Solutions (South Bend, Ind.), Innovative 3D Manufacturing (Franklin, Ind.), Renishaw (West Dundee, Ill. Computer Aided Technology (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Memex (Ontario, Canada), and Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Fishers, Ind.).
Sponsors of the event include PNW Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center, PNW College of Technology and SME Chapter 112.
The events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at pnw.edu/national-manufacturing-day-2017. For more information, call 219-989-2611.