DISPUTANTA, Va. – GENEDGE is hosting an Introduction to Industry 4.0 event at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing on March 27.

This free lunch and learn invites small and medium-sized manufacturers to learn about the opportunities and challenges presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, and how they fit into the mix. It will explain what Industry 4.0 is, the Industrial Internet of Things, the Digital Thread, Digital Manufacturing and Design, a Future Factory, and other related terminology. The event will also include a tour of CCAM’s advanced manufacturing research facility.

Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a free, detailed on-site Digital Manufacturing and Design (DM&D) assessment to help better understand where they can lower design costs through better collaboration with suppliers and lower manufacturing cost and capital requirements from better optimization of end-to-end product lifecycles.

“The digitization of Design and Manufacturing processes (DM&D) enables faster and more accurate responses to customer requirements by optimizing interactions up and down your supply chain,” commented Peter Miles, GENEDGE Technology Acceleration Manager. “Combining this with emerging new manufacturing technologies will enable you to effectively out-compete your competition.”

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. To register:


GENEDGE is Virginia’s best public resource helping manufacturing and industry innovate, compete and grow. We deliver consulting based expertise and technology transfer to over 200 companies each year. Our team helps clients expand, diversify, improve top & bottom line results, create jobs and sustain employment. We are part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network, which provides access to industry-wide services and proven, results-based solutions. GENEDGE affiliates include the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Wytheville and a premier network of over 50 partners and service providers.

About CCAM:

CCAM’s mission is to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM provides a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment to create solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM is the center of an ecosystem where academia, government, and industry partner together to create real economic value. CCAM plays an active role in the development of the most talented manufacturing workforce providing a substantial and diverse educational pathway. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit:



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