Gas Metal Arc Welding Basics: Travel Speed and Contact to Work Distance (CTWD)

By Jason Rausch on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

Introduction In the first blog of this series, a general description was given of the basic operation of the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process.  To get up to speed please look at the following link to the this blog: http://ewi.org/gas-metal-arc-welding-basics-welding-current-welding-voltage/ There are four main variables of the GMAW process that affect both the penetrationRead more


Gas Metal Arc Welding Basics: Welding Current & Welding Voltage

By Jason Rausch on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

Introduction Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is a welding process that has been commercially available for around 60 years. The basic operation of the GMAW process occurs when an electrical arc is established and maintained between a base material and a continuously feed wire electrode. The molten weld pool is shielding from the atmospheric conditionsRead more


Disruptive Technology Discussion Held at Buffalo Manufacturing Works

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

Guests from companies around Western New York gathered at Buffalo Manufacturing Works on June 19th to hear about the technologies that will help shape the future of manufacturing in this country. Gardner Carrick, VP of Strategic Initiative at the Manufacturing Institute, introduced ten disruptive technologies that are already making a difference in the way we produceRead 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