Fuze Hub Announces Manufacturing Innovation Fund

While attending a recent New York State Center of Excellence event we learned that: Fuze Hub recently announced the Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund, a Manufacturing Innovation Grant that is available to non-profit organizations in New York State, quarterly. Applicants must demonstrate industry partnerships through which the project will benefit companies, especially manufacturers or early stage companies with projects relevant to the manufacturing sector. Non-profit organizations in New York State, including non-profit institutions of higher education,…

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When Big Data Gets Personal

How businesses are using data / information to make decisions and improve operations to better serve consumers. A mind blowing fact shared during InfoTech WNY’s “Data Driven Business Transformation Round Table: There are very rich datasets available to the public for purchase, which can provide something like 650 attributes of consumer data per household. InfoTech’s Roundtable event featured a panel of experts and the discussion was focused on the application of data to drive business…

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5 Noteworthy Phrases from an IT Security Event

Niagara Country hosts an annual Technology & Homeland Security Conference which focuses on today’s rapidly changing technology and how it is used to drive productivity and collaboration, while dealing with security and regulatory requirements, and adapting to new products, needs and threats.  Applied Sciences Group attended the various presentations provided to the forum visitors.        5 noteworthy phrases that stuck in our minds: An imperfect plan today is better than a perfect plan…

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Stages of Development for Startups

In honor of the 43 North competition, and start up week, we would like to share our two cents on the subject of development stages for startups. When building a startup, there are many aspects of business that must be worked out in order to succeed, but you will certainly see the following pieces discussed in any start up pitch. Technology (Concept, IP Protection and potentially a prototype) The Team (Inventor, Business Development, Plan for Hiring others…

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Women Developers at ASG Mentor for WNY STEM Girls Coding Project

Women Developers at Applied Sciences Group have volunteered as mentors for WNY STEM’s Girls Coding Project.  The event kicked off on July 29th with a dinner to meet and greet with the female students to start talking about their coding projects, which followed a two-week summer camp in coding basics. Teams were built to identify a real-world coding challenge for which they will design their best solution.  Starting September 17 until December 8, 40 middle…

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Automotive is investing in WNY

We have to think that the Automotive industry is doing particularly well thanks to the current low in Oil/Gas prices. In Western New York we are seeing all the local factories upgrading their control systems and investing in their plants.  Some of the systems we are replacing have been in place for more than 15 years. If you have an Allen Bradley PLC 5 and a SCADA or HMI system running on Windows XP then…

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ASG Wins BETAS for Best Tech Team in WNY Professional Services

We are honored to announce that ASG has been awarded as the Winner of InfoTech WNY’s BETAS (Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase) for Best Tech Team in WNY Professional Services.  The BETAS is an annual technology event that recognizes organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation, implementation and workplace culture. As an engineering services firm that develops software solutions for industrial automation, machine control, and custom software applications; ASG was nominated and…

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Applied Sciences Group just got even more affordable thanks to NYSTAAC

If you are a NYS manufacturer, or your division has a plant in NYS, you are eligible for a Federal grant program, which will cover 50% to 75% of a project that will improve your competitiveness in the global economy.   It may sound too good to be true, but it is a real program that has already spent $53M and we are just learning about it. The program is administered by the NYSTAAC (New York State Trade…

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ASG Named Finalist for InfoTech’s Best Tech Company in WNY

We are proud to announce that Applied Sciences Group is a finalist for InfoTech WNY’s BETAS in the category of Best Tech Team in WNY for Professional Services.  ASG was formed in 1993, as an engineering services firm that develops software solutions for industrial automation, machine control, and custom software applications. We provide engineering services on a project-by-project basis to augment your engineering team to complete tasks on-time and on-budget. (e.g. custom software solutions, including user interface , data…

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An Engineer’s Experience at ASG

Working with a company that provides the opportunity to gain experience and exposure to a wide variety of tasks in your field can help pique, drive and build your interests and expertise.  As an engineer, I was fortunate enough to find these benefits at Applied Sciences Group, Inc. ASG is not just focused on the development of the company, but also the progress and development of its employees and clients. In the past year, I…

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Automation Events In Buffalo

Friends of ASG, If you want to sharpen your knowledge of various topics in Automation here are some key dates you may be interested in: 1/21/16: Automatech (GE) is presenting a Workshop on Virtualization 4/12/16: Annual ISA Niagara Frontier Section Trade Show (Usually at the Buffalo Marriott) 4/19/16: National Instruments will be presenting a hands-on Session here in Buffalo 5/18/16 and 5/19/16: Rexel and Rockwell Automation’s “On-The-Move” tour will be in Buffalo For more details, contact ASG. Thanks, Ben Ben Casto Sales Manager…

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ASG Proudly Listed in Buffalo’s Book of Lists 2015-2016

Each year, Buffalo Business First researches the top companies in Buffalo and reports their company ranking, within industry categories, in the Book of Lists. Applied Sciences Group is honored to be featured in Business First Book of Lists for 2015-2016 in the categories of: Life Sciences Companies, Cloud Computing Companies, and Technology Companies- Services. Business professionals like to work with reputable companies and take pride when business goals are reached and objectives are obtained.  ASG’s…

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Excitement for MEDTECH2015 Conference is Growing

MEDTECH2015 is less than one month away and we can’t wait!  Join Applied Sciences Group’s Paul Buckley (MedTech Board Member) and ASG staff on October 14th – 15th at MedTech Association’s annual conference #MEDTECH2015: “Convergence – Building Momentum for Growth!”This year’s conference will be located at the new Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER located in Buffalo, NY. This is a relatively unique forum – focused on health care and the life sciences – that also highlights organizations within the state…

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Cyber Security is a Hot Topic on All Fronts

We are aiding and abetting the enemy with our bad habits. How is the buzz related to Cyber Security affecting our business?  It is certainly getting a lot of discussion and leading to some overdue changes in the industry.  We have all our industrial control vendors such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE doing webinars and recommending best practices.  Our clients are asking for suggestions. The Buffalo chapter of the FBI is setting up a Strategic…

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ASG Test of Gorbel Medical SafeGait360 Trainer

Paul Buckley, President of Applied Sciences Group, is at Gorbel Medical with their product, SafeGait360.  Gorbel has over 35 years of experience with cranes and lifting.  Applied Sciences Group was the software development partner that automated the software for SafeGait360.  Watch as Paul tries SafeGait360.  First the first time in months, Paul is able to put weight on his severely injured/healing foot! Click to watch this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zx8yQip1abQ

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ASG Named Significant Partner to Gorbel Medical SafeGait 360°

At Gorbel Medical’s Grand Opening event in July 2015, Applied Sciences Group received special recognition for our partnership with Gorbel Medical.  Betty, General Manager of Gorbel Medical, named ASG to be one of the most significant partners that Gorbel Medical had throughout their development journey, creating SafeGait 360°.     Following the event, Betty wrote a very nice letter to Paul Buckley, President of Applied Sciences Group, expressing her gratitude toward ASG and the team…

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Program For the Latest and Eliminate Windows XP Before It Eliminates You

It is not news that Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.  What does this mean?  You will no longer receive security updates or technical updates for Windows XP operating system.  This means that you are exposed to vulnerabilities that might be exploited by malware and malicious attacks on your computers and systems.  It is important to update your operating system and make sure that all of your software applications are compatible with the…

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Applied Sciences Group Expands with Controls and Software Engineers

                    “We are excited to strengthen our team and welcome new staff to ASG” said Ben Casto, ASG Sales Manager.  ASG’s team is focused on integrating software solutions with the people who use them.  New members to ASG’s team include: Donald Laux, Business Development Specialists Bruce Friedman, Project Manager Divya Keerthiraj, Controls Engineer Forrest Eggleston, Controls Engineer Ryan Switzer, RIT Co-op Ryan Fiust-Klink, Software Engineer Intern…

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Applied Sciences Group will be at ISA Tech EXPO 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, will be New York State’s Largest Trade Show for Industrial Automation, Technology & Process Control, and ASG will be there!  The ISA Tech EXPO 2015 will be located at Marriott Inn, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, New York from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm.  This ISA Tech Expo will include attendees and vendors from industries including; manufacturing, energy, infrastructure, education & more industries. Stop by our booth, #26, to talk about your software needs!…

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Gorbel Medical Creates SafeGait 360° for Medical Industry

One of Applied Sciences Group’s clients, Gorbel Inc., has recently received a lot of press around the excitement of a newly developed balance and mobility trainer that is designed to improve patient care. ASG is excited for Gorbel as they have expanded industries served and have developed a technology that will help many people improve their quality of life while using this product. Gorbel Medical, a division of Gorbel Inc., created a system called SafeGait 360° designed to…

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The M2M Revolution

Machine to machine (M2M) communications and the growth of software designed to automate M2M processes are exploding as the Internet of Things reaches maturity.  M2M’s benefits lie in the ability to rapidly move and aggregate data in a way that allows us to gain knowledge and efficiency like never before.  If you are part of an organization that collects device data but haven’t embraced the concept of M2M, then you are rapidly falling behind. M2M has traditionally been used on the…

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Scaling up an R&D Process

One of our engineers recently had the opportunity to team with a client to provide programming for an experimental scaled Research and Development process.  This process confirmed and demonstrated the workings of a new method for the client.  The process had dozens of instruments measuring process parameters, several control valves, and utilized single and cascaded PID control.  The client needed a software solution fast, so a second Applied Sciences Group (ASG) engineer was assigned to…

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ASG & St. Lawrence Seaway

One of the most interesting projects I have worked on at Applied Sciences Group (ASG) was the St. Lawrence Seaway project. We were able to experience the power of water up close. Our work was focused on the Welland Canal section of the seaway. The entire seaway consisting of 15 locks was first opened in 1959. The locks were originally controlled by steel cables to open and close the valves and gates. All the water is…

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Congratulations 43North Winners!

We are very excited to congratulate the winners of the 43North Business Plan Competition.  It has been a long haul for everyone, starting with 6,932 applications from 96 countries and all 50 states.  We are especially thrilled to congratulate Medical Conservation Devices and Programmable Equipment Company for their success within this competition.  It is great to see our local friends succeed in a nation-wide competition!  It is an extremely exciting time to be a part of the Buffalo and WNY Community.  Having 43North located in…

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National Grid Manufacturing Productivity Program

Since 2009, National Grid has already provided over $1 million in grant funding in WNY for the Manufacturing Productivity Program. National Grid’s Economic Development Grant Program maintains a strong focus on site development, urban revitalization, strategic marketing, and facilitating customer growth through infrastructure assistance, energy efficiency and productivity improvement. The Program reflects an increasing emphasis on sustainable development, the efficient use of existing energy infrastructure, and the strategic deployment of renewable generation technologies. It has…

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ASG and the Rebirth of Western New York

Clearly, there is a greater sense of optimism in Western New York today than there has been in a long time. Decades of political squabbling, of finger-pointing and mismanagement at many levels is slowly being replaced by success stories and a rebirth of the local economy. No doubt we have a long way to go, but the change in local attitude is pervasive. Walk around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), or Canalsideor Silo City and recognize that a renaissance is…

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