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Shaping the future of manufacturing through innovative technology solutions.

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Highly skilled professionals helping you gain the competitive edge in a rapidly changing manufacturing environment.



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Providing engineering support, applied R&D, and strategic services to more than 1300 member locations worldwide.

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EWI Laser Technology Leader Stan Ream

EWI’s Stan Ream Wins Patent for High-power, Reflective Focusing Optic

Posted on Apr 16th, 2014 - By Rebecca Gurk

Congratulations to EWI Laser Technology Leader Stan Ream who has been awarded a US patent for a newly developed high-power laser focusing…

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Meeting to Launch ALMMII Held at EWI

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014 - By Rebecca Gurk

On April 9th, EWI hosted the official kickoff meeting for the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Representatives from…

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A Re-consideration of AWS A5.29 on Self-Shielded FCAW Wires for Pipeline Welding

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 - By Wesley Wang

Background Self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (SS-FCAW) wires have been used on oil&gas pipeline since last century. Back to the beginning of…

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EWI at ISA Expo in Buffalo on April 8th

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 - By Rebecca Gurk

EWI will be exhibiting at the International Society of Automation (ISA) Tech Expo on Tuesday, April 8, from noon-6:00pm. The show will be held at the…

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EWI Grass-Roots Promotional Video on YouTube

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 - By Steve Massey

Last week EWI had the first EWI ShipIt! Days. Employees were given 24-hours to do anything they wanted that wasn't related to their regular job. The…

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  • Welcome New EWI Member – Sierra Lobo Inc.
    Leah Kohr
    EWI would like to welcome Sierra Lobo to membership. Headquartered in Ohio, Sierra Lobo develops products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems.     &n...
  • Friction Stir Welding of 25-mm Thick Steel
    Brian Thompson
    At the forefront of research and development in Friction Stir Welding is the successful joining of high melting temperature materials such as steel. Recent studies have report significant costs savings when using FSW to join thicker section steel. While FSW typically travels slower than traditional...
  • EWI Working with NY State on Proposal for New Manufacturing Institute
    Rebecca Gurk
    WNY TO GEAR UP FOR MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE By James Fink, Buffalo Business First (7/10/13)   With more than 1,700 manufacturing-based companies in Western New York, local leaders believe an emphasis should be made on keeping the firms up-to-date on the latest technology and trends. ...
  • EWI Has The Best Studs in Town
    Rebecca Gurk
                 EWI has enhanced drawn arc stud welding with funding provided by the Center for Naval Shipbuilding Technology, a Navy ManTech Center of Excellence. The secret to this revolutionary patent-pending process enhancement is a fluxed ferrule that produces a drawn arc stud weld that is a...
  • Welding Automation for Heavy Fabrication
    Steve Massey
    More and more, robotic welding is becoming a viable option for use in heavy fabrication. The sophistication and capacity of modern robot systems is suitable for large structures which require multi-pass welds. Processes used for heavy fabrication such as preheating, gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flu...
  • Welcome New EWI Member – Doosan Casting and Forging
    Leah Kohr
    EWI would like to welcome Doosan Casting and Forging to membership. Doosan began to operate electric arc furnaces, refining furnaces, very-large forging presses, and heat treatment & machining facilities in 1982. Now they have the annual capacity to produce 250,000 tons of essential casting a...
  • Electric Servo-guns for the RSW of Complex Stack-ups
    Darlene Kerr
    Three EWI associates were recently published in Welding in the World.  Their article, "An examination of electric servo-guns for the resistance spot welding of complex stack-ups," is found in the March 2013 issue. Jerry Gould, Warren Peterson, and James Cruz focused on the capabilities of medium-fr...
  • Negative Influence of Computer Programming in Human’s Thinking Logic
    Wesley Wang
    Ever since the invention of computers, human’s thinking logic has been fundamentally changed. It directly results in changes of humans’ self-confidence, languages, and behaviors. Nowadays, people would like to program their activities, rules, codes, management and works as much as possible and stron...
  • Development of Spot Weld Failure Parameters
    Darlene Kerr
    Six EWI associates were recently published in Science and Technology of Welding & Joining.  Their article, “Development of Spot Weld Failure Parameters for Full Vehicle Crash Modelling,” is in the April 2013 issue.  In the article, the authors presented a cost- and time-effective process to cre...
  • Welcome New EWI Member – Xiris
    Leah Kohr
    EWI is proud to welcome Xiris Automation to EWI Membership. Xiris designs and manufactures specialized equipment using advanced camera technology to recognize and detect quality defects in manufactured goods. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Xiris excels at producing automat...