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

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

By Linda Holmes on Thursday, February 26th, 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

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. No 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

Dissimilar Materials Workshop in Columbus on January 26th

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, Defense, Energy, Events, Featured, Friction Process, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Modeling Simulation. No Comments

Do you face the challenges of dissimilar materials joining in your work? If so, you should plan to attend the AWS Workshop of Dissimilar Materials in Columbus, Ohio, on January 26, 2015. The workshop will cover developments across a range of industry applications, and will include topics such as process technology, materials, design, and modeling. The program will featureRead more

RealWeld Now Part of Lincoln Electric

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Featured, Members, Membership. No Comments

In breaking news, Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired the assets and intellectual property of RealWeld, the EWI spinout company that pioneered the first live-arc training system for welders, the RealWeld Trainer. To learn the full story, click here or read this message from RealWeld Launch CEO Bill Forquer.            

Sign Up Now for EWI’s Fundamentals of Welding Engineering Class

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, Energy, Friction Process, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Members, Oil & Gas, Rail, Resistance Processes, Soldering Brazing, Structural Integrity, Ultrasonic Processes. 1 Comment

EWI will again host its five-day Fundamentals of Welding Engineering course at its Columbus, OH, headquarters, November 10-14, 2014. Taught by top-notch EWI engineers, this class provides engineers and technicians with an overview of the various aspects of welding technology including welding processes, welding metallurgy and weldability, welding design and testing (including mechanical testing and NDT), and qualifications and procedure review.Read more

EWI to Lead AMTech Program Sessions at FABTECH

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 in Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering. No Comments

EWI will be chairing two special focus groups at FABTECH 2014 in Atlanta, GA, November 10-13. The sessions, geared toward manufacturing industry leaders and stakeholders, will be conducted as part of the NIST AMTech initiative to develop the first comprehensive national technology roadmaps for materials joining and forming technology. Admission to the focus group meetings isRead more

Who Let the Frogs Out?

By Marc Purslow on Monday, October 13th, 2014 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Featured, Government, Heavy Industry, Rail. 1 Comment

I recently rode my bicycle across America and saw a whole bunch of craziness: A hurricane in Maine, hail storms in the Arizona desert, a haboob in the California sand dunes, and hundreds of giant frogs…giant steel frogs…more specifically, giant battered austenitic manganese-steel frogs! No, I didn’t lose my mind cycling for 43 days alone.Read more