Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Questionnaire
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2.

Please select your primary type of business or industry, you may select more than one. 

Electronics/Computers and/or Avionics Manufacturing
Plastic Products Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal
Industrial and Commercial Machinery
Additive Manufacturing
Composite Fabrication
Machining
Welding
Mechanical Assembly
Tooling
Aerospace (Aircraft)
Aerospace (Space, Satellites and/or Rockets)
Defense
Other  
3.

 What business issues do you face to support the growth and sustainment of your company?

Workforce - finding or training the right skillset
Productivity enhancement versus hiring
IP protection
Other  
In light of your business priorities, and having read the description of Industry 4.0...
 
4.

 What are the technical barriers and opportunities that are key to your company?

Interoperability of digital data with customers
Difficulty in tracking jobs and machine status
Integration of CAD/CAM/quality data/product lifecycle data
Need to close the feedback loop for product quality improvement
Other  
5.

If you had $100 to invest in these areas, how would you distribute that investment? Selection must add up to $100.

 $0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $100 
Big Data and Analytics
Autonomous Robots
Simulation
Horizontal and Vertical System Integration
The Industrial Internet of Things
Cybersecurity
The Cloud
Additive Manufacturing
Augmented Reality
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6.

What kinds of R&D projects would you consider collaborating on, either domestically, or internationally?

Data analytics of machine sensors to monitor performance
Use of augmented reality for manufacturing operations or training
Development and/or testing of new sensors for manufacturing equipment
Use of energy harvesting
Other  
7.
We are planning a workshop to help companies find industrial collaborators to tackle their key challenges and opportunities in Industry 4.0. Would you be interested in participating?
Yes
No