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Buffalo’s brand new advanced manufacturing institute, now officially named Buffalo Manufacturing Works, has been established as a regional collaboration between industry and academic partners with EWI in the lead.

Details of the center’s launch plans were reported in The Buffalo News late last week. To read the article, click here. To visit the Buffalo Manufacturing Works website, click here.

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Congratulations to EWI associate Miranda Marcus on her recently published article in Assembly (magazine): “Comparing Methods for Plastics Assembly.” Reading this article is a great way to learn more about plastics assembly. Explore the options for welding plastic parts — such as ultrasonics, laser, hot plate, and radio frequency — as well as factors to consider when deciding on a joining process.

The full article is found in the August 5, 2014 online edition of Assembly.


Author: Miranda Marcus, Applications Engineer, EWI.

The article is freely available online at EWI Members may request a copy of the article by contacting the EWI Library.

CoverThe new EWI New York office is ramping up! According Buffalo Business First, the City of Buffalo is buzzing about the opportunities EWI brings to the region as leader of a new advanced manufacturing hub. One local executive referred to EWI’s arrival as the beginning of “a Buffalo renaissance where the finished products are knowledge and technology that will shape the industry’s future.”

To read the full article, and learn more about EWI’s planned activities in New York, click here.

Weld Kit swatchesThe EWI Titanium Weld Color Inspection Kit – now considered the standard for visual inspection of titanium welds across all industries – has been upgraded to include new high definition color inspection cards.

The redesigned card set was created using a new photographic technique which renders a more realistic, “truer” color image than that of the original cards. The result is a significantly improved tool to help you in your weld inspections.

For more information contact Randy Dull at 614.688.5095 or or Nick Kapustka at 614.688.5175 or To order the EWI Titanium Weld Color Inspection Kit, click here.

kelly shawnEWI associate Shawn Kelly recently contributed an article for Welding & Gas Today Online: “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.”.

Shawn Kelly, Ph.D., is a senior engineer and leads EWI’s additive manufacturing activities and is director of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium.


Congratulations to EWI associates Evgueni Todorov and Roger Spencer on their recently published article in Materials Evaluation. “Methodologies for Automated Ultrasonic Testing Performance Quantification” reports on a large study sponsored by the US Government and pipeline industry to develop a methodology for quantifying AUT systems

The full article is online in the June 2014 issue of Materials Evaluation. EWI members may request a copy of the article by contacting the EWI Library.

Congratulations to EWI associate Yu-Ping Yang on his published article in ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES (APRIL 2014). “ICME Helps Develop Friction Stir Welding Process for Steels” points to developing a process model to improve understanding of thermal, mechanical, and microstructural effects during the FSW of steels as essential in order to implement Integrated Computational Materials Engineering.

Author: Yu-Ping Yang, Principal Engineer, EWI

You can view the article at AM&P magazine. EWI Members may request a copy of the article by contacting the EWI Library.

If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, check out Ed Herderick’s blog on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering — October 25, 2012.

FabrisonicOn July 23, EWI affiliate Fabrisonic hosted its first-ever meeting for users of ultrasonic additive manufacturing at EWI’s Columbus, OH, headquarters. UAM is groundbreaking technology that uses sound waves to merge layers of metal — in other words, really cool 3D printing for the manufacturing industry.

To read more about the event or learn about Fabrisonic, click here.

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.

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Marc on bike

If you are following EWI Associate Marc Purslow’s cross-country, solo bike trek to raise money for ASAS (After-School All Stars), you’ll know that he’s relentless in achieving his goal. Since he embarked on his journey from Maine on July 3rd, he has left New England, crossed New York State, and made his way through Ohio. For news about his adventures and challenges, be sure to follow his blog. To find out where Marc is at this very moment. click here.

Ride on, Marc — we’re proud of you!