Midland Machinery Co. Inc.

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Midland Machinery Company, Inc., called upon TCIE to enhance a new, popular addition to its road construction and maintenance equipment products. Officials at the Tonawanda, NY, company were determined to devise a streamlined design, reduce overall manufacturing costs, and improve production rates of the SP-6 Self-Propelled Road Widener.

Solutions:

  • A UB mechanical and aerospace engineering team, consisting of a senior engineer and graduate students, provided expertise through a SPIR grant
  • Completed an extensive value engineering assessment and design review for manufacturability to identify:
    • Improved design features
    • Cost-saving measures
    • Part procurement and assembly strategies
  • Trained employees in the use of modeling and design software packages
  • Continue to receive graduate student assistance for additional engineering support since 2005