Case Studies

The Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing partners with New York State manufacturers on projects that range in scope from new product development to manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The case studies below demonstrate the expertise, industry knowledge, and the ability to help businesses overcome complex product design and manufacturing challenges.




Life Cycle Assessment Verifies Competitive Advantage of Remanufacturing Business Model

Davies Office, Inc. is a remanufacturer of office workspace products that recognized the value of environmental benefits created through remanufacturing, but needed a way to verify them in order to support their business message. See how Davies leveraged expertise at the COE-ASM to commission a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing their remanufactured product to its new market counterpart, and how this analysis strengthens Davies' value proposition in a growing market.




Power Monitoring Study Demonstrates Potential to Reduce Peak Power Costs & Electricity Consumption

Systems monitoring and analysis software reveals opportunities to improve manufacturing efficiency while saving energy and money for Acro Industries.




Strategies for Adding Value through Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Analytics

Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Analytics save time and money when pursuing renewable energy certification.




Study Readies Retrofit Light Switch for Market Development

Design changes lead to a cost effective and market focused design for Effortless Advantage.




Thermal Analysis Modeling, Testing & Validation of Prototype Lead to New Product Orders

Council Rock equipment assessment identified ways to improve product design and increase product reliability.




Inspection Equipment Survey Provides G.W. LISK an Implementation Pathway

G.W. LISK's analysis of in-process inspection leads to minimizing costs of poor quality incurred in the manufacturing cycles.




Testing & Analysis of New FoldUp™ Window Design

FoldUp™ Window Design Analysis Tool enables Rochester Colonial to make critical window design decisions.




Fuel Cell Component Evaluation and Testing

Performance improvements lead to increase in product sales for American Fuel Cell.




Digital Manufacturing Technology

3D laser scanner gives Woerner Industries a competitive edge.




Manufacturing Plant Assessment

Identified more the $2 million in annual savings for The Gunlocke Company.


Read examples of previously completed projects that are illustrative of the work we do with our clients.