By Linda Holmes
on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Soldering Brazing, Ultrasonic Processes.
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
By Wesley Wang
on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 in Corporate Blog.
Martensite and Bainite in the CGHAZ of HSLA Steel Welds Three forms of bainite are commonly found in high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels: upper bainite (B-II), lower bainite (B-III), and granular bainite (B-IV). Both upper bainite and lower bainite (Figures 1 and 2) have ferrite laths, while granular bainite is lath-free and contains martensitic/austenitic (M/A) islandsRead more
By Rebecca Gurk
on Monday, May 18th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Flexible Manufacturing, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering.
Earlier this month, EWI introduced the first installment in our series Challenges in Heavy Manufacturing with Part I: Predicting Weld Distortion. Another area of great interest within heavy industry is flexible manufacturing. Robots, flexible systems, and automated software have been integrated in light industry for some time, but using agile production technology for high mix/lowRead more
By Beth Sharb
on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Events, Materials Engineering.
A special focus group for Ohio manufacturers will be held on May 27 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at EWI in Columbus. This industry event will bring together technology developers, researchers, educators, industry leaders, and end-users in the forming and joining technologies to discuss and identify technology advancements that could transform and enhance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. TheRead more
By Rebecca Gurk
on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Modeling Simulation, Structural Integrity.
Weld distortion is one of the biggest challenges in heavy manufacturing. Consequences of weld distortion can be expensive and labor-intensive to correct, so fabricators are always on the lookout for effective ways to control weld distortion in advance of production, rather than deal with the correction afterwards. EWI’s structural integrity and modeling experts apply predictiveRead more
By Darlene Kerr
on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in Corporate Blog.
EWI Principal Engineer Connie LaMorte and Business Development Director Jon Jennings were recently published in the March/April 2015 issue of Inspectioneering Journal. In their article “The Benefits of Laser-Based Inspection,” the authors state that as laser technology has improved, laser sensors have become faster, have more resolution, and are smarter than ever. Find out how the non-contact method of laser inspection can help catch an unacceptableRead more
By Darlene Kerr
on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 in Corporate Blog.
EWI applications engineer Nick Kapustka and business development manager Paul Blomquist were published in the May 2015 issue of Welding Journal. In the article “Improved Welding of Primer-Coated Steels,” the authors address welding problems associated with preconstruction primers (PCPs), also called weld-through primers. The GMAW and FCAW pulse welding variants are discussed with test results. The work presented in this article was funded byRead more
By James Cruz
on Monday, May 4th, 2015 in Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, Defense, Friction Process, Resistance Processes.
A few years ago, I wrote about the excitement of a new toy here at EWI. Since then, we’ve gotten several other new toys, but not one as close to my heart as the baby we just unwrapped! EWI recently took possession of a new Harms and Wende RPS100-K12 RFSSW machine! Woohoo! You have no ideaRead more
By Rebecca Gurk
on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Defense, Events, Featured, Laser Processing, Secondary.
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
By Elaine Pelz
on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 in Corporate Blog.
Yesterday was a monumental day in Buffalo, as officials and representatives from EWI, Buffalo Manufacturing Works, and New York state led a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening our new world-class facility. State, county, and city representatives were in attendance, along with regional businesses and EWI leadership, to celebrate this significant step in the governor’s Buffalo Billion initiative.Read more