Outreach and Community Engagement

With a shared vision for resurgence in manufacturing in New York State,  SMART leverages university and regional strengths in manufacturing and partner with regional companies to educate future manufacturing leaders and shape national policy. 

SMART works closely with regional partners, including Automated Dynamics, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Construction Robotics LLC., Moog, and LP Cinimelli as well national initiatives such as the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and the American Institute of Architecture’s Technology in Architectural Practice Group. These collaborations advance manufacturing through novel technologies, sustainable materials, intelligent supply chains, enhanced labor productivity and reduced costs.

Our approach is resulting in interdisciplinary innovations such as the development of sustainable, co-robotic systems that enhance safety and work quality in both the factory and the field.