Twelve Ways to Become an Innovator – Part II

By Marc Purslow on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, DCA, Energy, Featured, Flexible Manufacturing, Friction Process, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Modeling Simulation, NDE, Oil & Gas, Rail, Resistance Processes, Soldering Brazing, Structural Integrity, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

In Twelve Ways to Become an Innovator – Part I, I discussed the need for new ways of thinking and suggested drawing upon other areas of our lives to break the mold and get the creative juices flowing. Here I provide six more gems for your innovative pleasure. Find your tribe: The people around youRead more


12 Ways to Become an Innovator – Part I

By Marc Purslow on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, DCA, Energy, Featured, Flexible Manufacturing, Friction Process, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Members, Oil & Gas. No Comments

Some people would maintain that a high-level education, the latest equipment, and a clear understanding of the experimental process are necessary conditions for innovation to occur. While these things are surely valuable, the most critical elements are less palpable.


The Art of Narrow-groove Welding

By Steve Manring on Monday, June 1st, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Defense, Energy, Featured, Government, Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas. No Comments

Narrow-groove (NG) welding is defined, in part, by the American Welding Society (AWS) as “a variation of a multiple-pass welding process with filler metal, using a small root opening and a V-groove with a small groove angle”. This yields a weld with a high ratio of depth to width. Narrow-groove welding techniques are well-established forRead more


EWI’s Fundamentals of Welding Engineering Class to be offered again this June

By Linda Holmes on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Soldering Brazing, Ultrasonic Processes. 1 Comment

EWI’s upcoming Fundamentals of Welding Engineering class for March is sold out!   Due to the overwhelming response, we have scheduled the next class for the week of June 15, 2015. Registration is now open. This ​five-day ​course ​provides ​engineers ​and ​technicians ​an ​overview ​of ​the ​various ​aspects ​of ​welding ​technology. ​The ​course ​is ​organized ​intoRead more


EWI’s Ian Harris and Matt Short to Present at TITANIUM EUROPE 2015

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, May 8th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Events, Featured, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Novel technologies will be featured during the Welding and Allied Technologies panel next week at TITANIUM EUROPE 2015, taking place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England.  EWI’s Ian Harris, Arc Welding Technology Leader Ian Harris and Ultrasonics Technology Leader Matt Short will both present during the session on Tuesday, May 12th, at 3:30pm.Read more


EWI to Present at ALAW on June 2nd

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Defense, Events, Featured, Laser Processing, Secondary. No Comments

If you plan to attend the annual Advanced Laser Applications Workshop later this spring in Michigan, be sure to catch EWI Technology Leader Stan Ream’s presentation on Tuesday, June 2, “Advancements in High-Power Focusing Optics.” EWI will also host a booth at the event, and members of our Lasers team will be on hand to speakRead more


Basicity Index of Welding Fluxes

By Wesley Wang on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog. No Comments

By definition, the basicity index (B.I.) of a flux or slag is calculated from the following equation: For welding consumables with a flux component, it is important to clarify the concepts of flux and slag. A flux can be a raw material that contains different types of oxides, fluorides, etc.; it also can be aRead more


A Successful AMC Winter Meeting held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Defense, Energy, Events, Featured, Government. No Comments

          The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) held its 2015 Winter Meeting February 3-4, at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, TN. The event was jointly hosted by ORNL and University of Tennessee – Knoxville. More than 70 consortium members attended. The 2-day eventRead more


Orbital Welding: Don’t Be Afraid, It Can Be Your Friend

By Steve Manring on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Defense, Energy, Featured, Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas. 3 Comments

EWI is capable of performing orbital welding, a specialized welding process whereby the arc is rotated mechanically around a static workpiece such as a pipe in a continuous process. The technique was developed over 50 years ago, and with today’s modern technology is a sound, robust, and easy-to-use method of joining cylindrical components. These components can beRead more


Why would I want to be a welder?!

By James Cruz on Friday, January 9th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Automotive, Defense, Government, Heavy Industry, NDE, Resistance Processes. 1 Comment

It’s been a while since my last post, but I read an article this morning that inspired me. This article on Yahoo (originally published in the Wall Street Journal) tells the story of a young man of two college-educated parents who has chosen a much different route for his career – and is having phenomenal successRead more