Buffalo Manufacturing Works (BMW) is a groundbreaking collaboration between leading industry, research and academic partners. Through BMW’S partnership with UB, the MDI department leverages BMW’s testing facilities in fields such as flexible automation and additive manufacturing, adding another dimension to MDI’s research linking fundamental materials research to the field of manufacturing.
The New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) facilitates the industrial outreach for MDI, especially in its support of New York State companies. Through the CMI, the fundamental research in data driven materials science that is conducted in MDI is translated into activities that promote regional economic development.
The Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD) is an academic partnership to serve industry, that focuses on generating and collection of materials property data for use in manufacturing process models. The CMPD is a collaborative effort established by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Connecticut and the MDI department @ UB in cooperation with ASM International.