We can help your company solve technical problems and transform your manufacturing operations to meet challenges head on.
What We Do
We deploy a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists to tackle opportunities across a range of industries, products, and technology areas.
COE-ASM has the tools and expertise to understand and evaluate a design so you know how it will perform before it ever goes into production. Computer simulations of product use, manufacturing processes, and even end-of-life scenarios shed light on how designs and parameters affect success—allowing companies to make the right engineering choices without paying for mistakes.
Tools: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), process simulation
Applications: Design of more robust products
Design and Performance Validation
We help manufacturers understand how product design features and process parameters affect the outcomes and impacts of manufacturing. From concepts and prototypes to established manufacturing processes, our ever-advancing repertoire of testbeds and expertise can provide critical insight into scale-up, commercialization, and deployment performance—helping verify target achievement, measure against competitors, and optimize parameters.
Tools: Life Cycle Assessment, accelerated lifecycle testing, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
Digital Manufacturing and Data Analytics
Digital technologies offer unprecedented levels of control, feedback, and automation, helping optimize manufacturing process performance. In turn, data from these technologies can reveal insights that help manufacturers improve product quality, maximize operational efficiency, and reduce costs. COE-ASM works closely with manufacturers to develop tailored digital technology solutions, existing system integration strategies, and data analysis methodologies. If you are thinking about adopting digital technologies into your manufacturing process, our team of experienced engineers can help. Visit the Industry 4.0 Transition Assistance Program to learn more.
Tools: Cyber-physical systems, mobile & wearable technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning
Applications: Digital manufacturing work instructions
Sensing, Monitoring, and Internet of Things
Information is the key to success. COE-ASM helps manufacturers capture valuable information and turn it into benefits on the triple bottom-line. We develop and integrate advanced machine-level sensors that relay data on process performance, product quality, and equipment health. And we create networking solutions that connect machines in an Internet of Things, providing system-wide monitoring that helps manufacturers make decisions to improve throughput, minimize downtime, and reduce costs. To learn more about these offerings, visit our Industry 4.0 Transition Assistance Program.
Tools: Wireless power monitoring, sense & respond logistics, condition-based and predictive maintenance
Applications: Manufacturing peak load assessment, fleet logistics, heavy-duty vehicle maintenance
Life Cycle Engineering
Today’s markets demand that manufacturers increasingly consider the full product lifecycle as a central business strategy; as a result, factors like manufacturability, reliability, and durability are becoming ever more important. COE-ASM helps companies address these issues by providing design support and life cycle performance evaluations that make products easier to produce, simpler to disassemble, more valuable to remanufacture, and cleaner to recycle. The benefits help strengthen the triple bottom line.
Tools: Design-for-X, material assessment and substitution, accelerated lifecycle testing
Applications: Corrosion-resistant coatings, sustainable materials
Remanufacturing and Material Reuse
Remanufacturing and reuse preserve the embodied value of the materials, labor, energy, and manufacturing processes that go in to making a product and its constituent elements. Technologies and market opportunities in this area face many technical and economic challenges, but as a key enabler of the circular economy, show significant potential for growth. COE-ASM helps companies solve problems in technologies and business models, promoting the competitiveness of remanufacturing in industry.
Tools: Design for Remanufacturing, reman life cycle assessment, additive manufacturing
Applications: Heavy-duty vehicle components, surface restoration, printing and imaging products, office furniture, post-consumer plastics
New Technology Commercialization
In all of these areas, the potential for technology innovation is immense. Whether companies have a product prototype or a concept for a new manufacturing process, COE-ASM stands ready to help innovators strengthen the technical and business case for development and navigate the commercialization process. Our goal is to advance the state of new and emerging technologies by accelerating market readiness and facilitating broad adoption.