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Industry 4.0 Is Here And Getting Started Is Easier Than You Think

May 18, 2018

To stay ahead of the curve, manufacturers must broaden and deepen their knowledge of, skills with, and use cases for Industry 4.0 technologies, and then implement tailored digital strategies for success.

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How Designer Materials Create New Product & Business Opportunities

March 25, 2018

At the micro-scale, too, designer materials create capabilities that transform product design and performance possibilities.

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Innovation Through Additive Manufacturing: Advanced Materials for Practical Use

March 23, 2018

Recent advancements in AM technology are beginning to illustrate how manufacturers can leverage AM as both an innovation tool (to separate themselves from competition) and a practical production technology.

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$225,000 Grants for Advanced Materials Manufacturing

March 20, 2018

The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have allocated nearly $34 million to fund manufacturing and technology development across the country.

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What It's Worth: The Business Case for Energy Monitoring

January 28, 2018

While you can track total cost and consumption with utility bills, low-resolution data limits what you can see--hiding valuable opportunities for improvement.

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How It Works: Predictive Analytics for Better Process Control

January 25, 2018

Predictive analytics is a complex technology; here's how it works, and why it might be more accessible than you think.

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Why Technologies of the Future Need Partnership Today

December 8, 2017

Innovation is necessary for a competitive future in manufacturing. But for many, there simply isn't enough bandwidth to tackle big R&D projects while still focusing on the core manufacturing business. Manufacturing USA Institutes bridge this gap by pooling resources across many partners.

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Clean Energy, Smart Manufacturing Institute Announces 2018 Funding

December 6, 2017

The Clean Energy and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is offering $10.5 million for foundational technology projects that improve the ability to model, analyze, and control energy-intensive manufacturing processes.

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Insights from the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute

December 5, 2017

As a member of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, the COE-ASM recognizes that automation can have substantial impacts in business and sustainability.

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Rethinking Robotics: Wearable Tech Redefines Relationships between Man and Machine

December 4, 2017

Although the business benefits of automation are irrefutable, many manufacturers fear robotics will replace human workers. But manufacturing robotics isn’t all or nothing.

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New York State Funding Opportunities: $1 Million Available for Technology Development & Adoption

October 25, 2017

The New York State Office of Empire State Development is rolling out up to $1 Million in funding for manufacturing advancement projects in two critical areas: advanced technology adoption and defense business diversification. See how strategic partnerships can help your business grow.

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Lessons from Japan in Product Development: 20 Years Later

October 24, 2017

Japanese manufacturers often lead the way in manufacturing business strategy. Today, we look back and see how these strategies have evolved, and how they still apply for 21st-century manufacturers.

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COE-ASM Abroad: Dr. Thurston at the 2017 World Remanufacturing Summit

September 28, 2017

OE-ASM Director Dr. Michael Thurston was a keynote speaker at the 2017 World Remanufactuing Summit in Singapore. Catch up on insights and new opportunities from around the world.

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Why Reaching Multiple Markets is Imperative in a Connected Age

September 25, 2017

As customers seek to integrate their products into streamlined systems, issues in compatibility and reliability can create challenges, but also new opportunities for business expansion by branching out into adjacent markets.

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Advanced Manufacturing

August 30, 2017

Today's computers are smarter than ever, and advances in data analytics are making manufacturing more efficient, more autonomous, and more profitable. Find out how today's machines are continuously learning to improve processes, and what the future holds for AI in manufacturing.

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Local Spotlight: Rochester Assets for Manufacturers Meeting of the Minds

August 25, 2017

From additive manufacturing to building a virtual factory, Rochester's technology innovation resources abound, and this fall, are coming together to form new partnerships with today's creators.

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Use What You Have: Digital Manufacturing with Existing Equipment

July 30, 2017

Advanced data collection and analysis capabilities are changing the way new machines can perform. But how can owners of older equipment cost-effectively keep up with these advancements?

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Collaboration & the Future: Clean Energy & Smart Manufacturing

July 30, 2017

The availability of manufacturing data has never been greater; and as a result, neither has the value of having that information. A new Manufacturing USA Institute promises to unlock data-driven smart manufacturing using open standards for maximum accessibility.

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COE-ASM at the World Remanufacturing Conference: Dr. Mark Krystofik on Adaptability in Remanufacturing

July 15, 2017

COE-ASM's own Program Manager, Dr. Mark Krystofik, spoke about the importance of adaptability in securing the future of remanufacturing at the 2017 World Remanufacturing Conference

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COE-ASM at the World Remanufacturing Conference: COE-ASM's Dr. Mike Thurston on Product Monitoring & Prognostics

July 15, 2017

See how Dr. Mike Thurston's thoughts on product monitoring at the 2017 World Remanufacturing Conference can change the future of remanufacturing.

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Expanding our Reach: COE-ASM in the NY Capital Region & Beyond

June 30, 2017

We are embarking on a journey to connect with manufacturers in new areas where opportunities for innovation are great. See where we'll be, what we can do for you, and how to connect!

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Systemic Sustainability: How Small Choices at GM Led to Landfill-Free

June 30, 2017

How can manufacturers achieve valuable sustainability without overhauling products and production systems? Insights from a Rochester, NY General Motors plant show how small choices can have a big impact.

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Four Key Takeaways from the RIC World Remanufacturing Conference

June 30, 2017

Learn about what remanufacturers from around the industry and across the nation discussed at this year's World Remanufacturing Conference and how these insights can change the future.

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Digital Manufacturing on Display at 10th Annual Imagine RIT Festival

May 22, 2017

See how GIS and COE-ASM teamed up at this year's Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity festival to demonstrate the future of manufacturing through advanced digital technology.

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Designing the Circular Economy: Lessons from MIT

May 22, 2017

Creating a more circular economy is a complex conceptual challenge. See how Dr. Elsa Olivetti applied a simple roadmap to design circular industrial systems for manufacturers in India.

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Generative Design Software Replicates Nature's Engineering

May 5, 2017

How can we make products stronger, lighter, better? A new computer technology mimics biological evolution in design iterations in order to create the best designs possible.

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Sustainable Manufacturing with the 'Internet of Things'

May 5, 2017

What could you achieve if all your products and machines could communicate? See how connectivity is driving the future of manufacturing.

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Sustainable Business: How Companies Make $1 Billion on Sustainability

May 4, 2017

What do Tesla and Nike have in common? They are among the first manufacturers to earn $1 billion from sustainability. Learn how to turn problems into profits.

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Augmented Reality on the Horizon in Advanced Manufacturing

May 3, 2017

Improve quality control, reduce process times, and optimize system logistics by changing what your manufacturers see.

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Critical Materials: From Just-in-Time to Just-not-There

May 3, 2017

Material risk forces manufacturers to face some tough questions. See how others are approaching the answers--and what they can do about it.

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Sustainability: The Next Business Megatrend

May 2, 2017

Business trends can make industry leaders and topple giants. Find out how trends become necessities, and why sustainability is next.

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Advancing Additive Technologies for the Remanufacturing Toolbox

April 28, 2017

Years of research is exploring new ways of leveraging advanced additive manufacturing technologies to make surface repair more effective and economic.

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Cryogenic Cooling: Simplified Solutions for Machining Challenges

March 31, 2017

Machining tough metals and engineering plastics can be challenging and expensive. New technology using liquid nitrogen in place of traditional machining coolants improves cost and quality.