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7th International Aerospace Joining Seminar — Deadline Approaching!

Posted on Aug 26th, 2014 - By Rebecca Gurk

The 7th International Seminar on Joining Aerospace Materials will be held September 17-18, 2014, Organized by EWI and TWI, the biennial event is…

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EWI to Hold First Ever Global Oil and Gas Industry Workshop, September 15 & 16 in Houston

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014 - By Heidi Wilson

EWI will hold its inaugural oil and gas industry-focused workshop this September 15-16, at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor in Houston,…

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More News about EWI and Buffalo’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014 - By Rebecca Gurk

Buffalo's brand new advanced manufacturing institute, now officially named Buffalo Manufacturing Works, has been established as a regional…

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Just Published: Comparing Methods for Plastics Assembly

Posted on Aug 15th, 2014 - By Darlene Kerr

Congratulations to EWI associate Miranda Marcus on her recently published article in Assembly (magazine): “Comparing Methods for Plastics…

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EWI New York Offers High-Tech Opportunity

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014 - By Rebecca Gurk

The new EWI New York office is ramping up! According Buffalo Business First, the City of Buffalo is buzzing about the opportunities EWI brings to…

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  • Ultrasonic Testing as an Alternative to Radiography
    Kevin Cooper
    The Navy Joining Center (NJC) operated by Edison Welding Institute is working on three U.S. Navy ManTech development projects that address inspection and cladding for surface combatants and advanced weld development for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). One of the projects involves uses ul...
  • What are Dendrites?
    Morgan Gallagher
    Have you ever heard a Metallurgist or a Welding Engineer talk about a dendritic structure, or secondary dendrite arm spacing, and wondered what those terms meant? When metals solidify, the solid/liquid interface in most cases is not planar; rather 'fingers' of solid jut forward ahead of the solidif...
  • New ALMMII Headquarters Will Be Located in Detroit
    Rebecca Gurk
    Officials from the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and the city of Detroit have announced that the new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute, announced in February by President Obama will locate in the Detroit neighborhood of Corktown.
  • What you need to know about  Friction Welding Processes What you need to know about Friction Welding Processes
    Tim Stotler
    Friction has been used to weld parts for both new make and for repair for many decades. The friction welding family of processes encompasses many different variants, including rotary friction welding (inertia, direct-drive, and radial), linear friction welding, and more recently, friction stir weldi...
  • Ultrasonic Metal Welding for Lithium-Ion Battery Cells
    Steve Massey
    The three most common metal to metal joints in a lithium-ion battery pack are foil to tab, tab to tab, and tab to bus. All three joints pose joining challenges, but of the three, welding multiple layers of foil to a tab is the most challenging. The joint is often made up of dissimilar metals, the me...
  • Rutile Flux vs. Basic Flux: Differentiating Flux Types Aides in Flux Cored Arc Welding Wire Selection
    Jason Rausch
    Today’s market has many gas shielded flux cored arc welding (FCAW) wires. The task of selecting the right wire for a particular application can be intimidating and confusing. The majority of FCAW wires that are common to the heavy fabrication steel industry are categorized into just two types:...
  • Dissimilar Materials Joining
    Richard Tenaglia
    Design engineers are increasingly faced with the need to join dissimilar materials as they are seeking creative new structures or parts with tailor-engineered properties. Sometimes a part needs high-temperature resistance in one area, good corrosion resistance in another. Structures may need toughne...
  • What is your definition of a skilled welder?
    Jeremy Didion
    In my last blog Where are all the skilled welders I received many good answers, ideas, and comments through my social media page Linkedin. The question that kept reoccurring was 'what is the definition of a skilled welder?'. Although everyone has their own opinion, most would agree that being a s...
  • Changes to the 21 Edition of API 1104 Changes to the 21 Edition of API 1104
    Matt Boring
    I attended the API 1104 spring meeting in Washing D.C. last week The discussions on the first day were regarding Appendix A and B. Appendix A proposed changes would include clarification to sections related to stress analysis, clarification of some essential variables (filler metal, base metal and...
  • Composite to Metal Joining: Engineered Bonded Systems
    Steve Massey
    This is a Technical Brief written by Dr. George Ritter, Principal Engineer in our Materials group. George can be contacted at 614.688.5199 or gritter@ewi.org. You can view George's bio here. If you would like more information about EWI, please feel free to contact me, Steve Massey at 614.688.5000 or...