Indiana Economic Development Corporation & GE Additive Binder Jet Industry Day
Indiana will launch a new smart manufacturing hub next year to support the long-term growth of the state's manufacturing industry, which is a key driver of Indiana's economy. The new facility, which Governor Eric J. Holcomb first announced in May under the Economic Activity Stabilization and Enhancement (EASE) initiative, will be home to GE Additive's state-of-the-art Binder Jet technology, allowing innovators, startups and manufacturers to advance research and development (R&D) and 21st century skills training in smart manufacturing.
The new facility, Emerging Manufacturing Collaboration Center (EMC2), will be located at the 16 Tech Innovation District and is expected to open by summer 2021. EMC2 will allow new and existing manufacturers to utilize state-of-the-art equipment, including GE Additive's Binder Jet technology, to train employees, conduct third-party pilot manufacturing and increase awareness of products and software applications.
EMC2 and GE Additive will host a virtual industry day on Dec. 8 to give interested manufacturers and stakeholders a first look at plans for the facility. The event will allow Indiana companies to witness demonstrations of the company's Binder Jet technology and discuss potential projects at the facility.
At the industry day, EMC2 will also partner with Amazon Web Services IoT to present its Connected Factory Solution, which allows manufacturers to optimize their operations by unlocking operational data from equipment. See the complete agenda at the registration site .