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eNews Issue 1, March 2012ub

Engineering Solutions

UB TCIE and the university’s engineering experts developed the foolproof answer that Matrix Imaging Solutions needed to guarantee secure, error-free assembly of the approximate 10 million pieces of mail it processes monthly. Through a software system that optimizes Matrix’s vision system verifier, every document is tracked and validated in real time, helping the company attract new contracts and maintain existing ones.


Filling the research void

A December 2011 report from Battelle and R&D Magazine predicts that U.S. research and development expenditures will grow by slightly more than two percent, from a 2011 estimate of $427.2 billion to $436 billion in 2012. However, this growth is not on pace with previous years, and corporations both large and small have already cut positions related directly to R&D ventures or plan to do so.

UB TCIE recognizes that companies are gutting their engineering departments and that resources are low. We have the capability to fill the void for companies whose capabilities in research are diminishing or altogether non-existent. » More

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UB Engineering News

UB Students Solve Engineering Problems to Win Knovel University Challenge Two University at Buffalo students know the melting point of nylon 6, density of high-volume fly ash concrete, and uses for methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. Correct answers to questions about these topics and more helped them place very highly in the 2011 Knovel University Challenge. » More

Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR)

UB TCIE works with approximately 30 companies each year to attain Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) grant monies to assist with project costs. Companies have benefited by upgrading or introducing new technology, addressing challenges of product development and testing, enhancing a continuous improvement program, and making their business more competitive. » More

CASE STUDIES
Analyzing a Space for Growth: As the world’s largest and only North American producer of persulfates, FMC Peroxygens’ Western New York plant needed to de-congest its packing and storage areas, and improve its ergonomics and equipment reliability. A layout efficiency analysis conducted by UB engineers is helping to attack the bottleneck. » More
Building a Lean Enterprise: With an Executive-on-Loan program, The Mentholatum Company is meeting and sustaining its improvement goals. Dedicated work teams are increasing productivity at the global health and wellness company’s headquarters, thanks to the expertise of a Lean professional. The result is expanded capacity and greater potential for new business. » More

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UB TCIE connects the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with hundreds of public and private businesses annually. Our savvy team is well equipped to provide results-oriented technical services, consulting and training for a vast range of needs.