EWI Engineer Answers Questions about Nondestructive Evaluation of Weld Defects

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, August 31st, 2015 in Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Featured, NDE. No Comments

What are the best methods to nondestructively test for weld defects? EWI Project Engineer Ruth Sunderman was recently approached by FabShop Magazine Direct and asked about testing for defects under different welding scenarios. Her interview appears in the August 2015 issue in the article, “Evaluating Weld Defects.” To view the article, click here. To learn more about EWI’s NDERead more


EWI to Offer One-Day Course on Sheet Metal Forming

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Heavy Industry, Hosted, Materials Engineering. No Comments

On September 15, 2015, the EWI Forming Center will present a one-day course titled Fundamentals and Applications of Sheet Metal Forming. The class will be taught at LIFT Headquarters in Detroit, MI, and will run from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Whether you are completely new to sheet metal forming or want to become more proficient in its methods and applications, this course will provide a solid background on the materials and technical issues associated with the process. Dr. Hyunok KimTechnical DirectorEWI Forming Center Taught by Dr. Taylan Altan and Dr. Hyunok Kim, this class…


EWI Report from CAR MBS 2015

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes. No Comments

The big storms that ripped through Traverse City on Sunday night and Monday didn’t dampen the excitement at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars when the meeting opened yesterday afternoon. According to EWI Associates attending the event, there is great buzz about progress being made in the areas of lightweighting, advanced powertrain, andRead more


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