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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. No Comments

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


Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, September 8th, 2014 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Friction Process, Laser Processing, Resistance Processes. No Comments

Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVI, sponsored by the American Welding Society – Detroit Section in cooperation with EWI and the Advanced Laser Applications Workshop (ALAW), will be held in Livonia, Michigan, October 22-24. EWI Technology Leader Jerry Gould is co-chair for this year’s technical program, and Technology Leader Ian Harris is chairing a session titledRead more


Reciprocating Wire Feed GMAW – An Advanced Short Circuit GMAW Mode

By Nick Kapustka on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense, Energy, Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas, Rail. 3 Comments

Reciprocating wire feed gas metal arc welding (RWF-GMAW) is a low heat input, precisely controlled variation of the GMAW process.  With the RWF-GMAW process the wire is reciprocated in and out of the weld pool.  The wire motion is synchronized with the current waveform to produce a weld that is characterized as having minimal ifRead more