The future of manufacturing is in the works right here in Buffalo and the latest technological advances are catching the eye of local manufacturers. In March, members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturing Council witnessed some of the latest concepts in advanced automation, 3D printing and teaching methods while touring Buffalo Manufacturing Works.
Buffalo Manufacturing Works is an advanced manufacturing center of excellence operated by the Edison Welding Institute, more commonly known as EWI. Manufacturers from across North America partner with Buffalo Manufacturing Works to more efficiently find solutions that help them achieve their goals. Paul DellaNeve, Vice President of Corporate Development of Partnership member Moog, Inc., detailed how the company utilizes the services of Buffalo Manufacturing Works to test new machines and processes before interrupting the flow of business on the production floors at any of their facilities.
Roughly 30 members were on hand for the tour and were able to get a first-hand understanding of the work that is being done. Depending on a company’s goal, Buffalo Manufacturing Works can help lower costs, improve production quality, reduce time to market or find solutions to boost revenues. With a staff of about 30, Buffalo Manufacturing Works is capable of providing organizations fundamental research, process excellence, export assistance and applied research and development.
The organization is expected to move to the new Workforce Training Center on Northland Avenue in the summer 2019 where it will be able to expand its capabilities and reach.