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The Center for Industrial Effectiveness | University at Buffalo | Fall 2018
Maintaining company integrity
Magtrol Inc. sells approximately 40 percent of its dynamometers to European and Asian companies. The overseas businesses largely expect the Buffalo-headquartered company to adhere to stricter regulations implemented within the motor test industry over the past year. To uphold their company’s reputation and globally recognized quality, Magtrol turned to UB’s engineering faculty to provide mathematical proof that their product is compliant with the revised accuracy rating. | Read more
Maxwell Keeling, mechanical engineer at Magtrol, demonstrates how calibrations are currently done by hand. UB's assistance will help the company move to an automated process.
VR in the online classroom
Anyone with an internet connection can attend college from home. Yet a common complaint about online learning is that it lacks the feel of a physical classroom. That’s starting to change. We’re taking the first steps of integrating virtual reality with our partners. | Read more

Attendees of the Serious Play conference in Buffalo participate in a virtual reality demonstration.
New online, industry-focused courses
If back-to-school time inspires you to broaden your knowledge, indulge in our newly launched online courses. This month we rolled out a number of offerings on Coursera. Tune into manufacturing safety with Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment. Learn about the evolving power industry with Energy Industry: Production, Distribution & Safety. On the horizon: computer vision courses. 
Manufacturing showcase
Celebrate manufacturing with us at the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA) Manufacturing Day, on October 16. Features include: breakout sessions on a variety of critical topics, introducing students to industry opportunities, and networking. Bonus: get a peek at the newly opened Northland Workforce Training Center. | Register
Transitioning to a revision

From left: Dave Woolley, president; Jason M. Woolley, vice president; and Sandra A. Powers, customer service/administrative assistant.
L.A. Woolley Electric Inc. of Buffalo was in a time crunch. Certification of its ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) was about to expire, and the team wasn’t sure where to begin in transitioning to the newest revision. We waded through the new clauses, interpreted terminology, and discerned requirements from mere suggestions to usher them toward compliance. | Read more
Connecting students to manufacturing
Long Island, NY, resident Susan Gubing specializes in locating and coordinating internships for high school students. To connect more effectively with manufacturers, she gained vocabulary and knowledge from our Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology courses. | Read more
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