Joining of Composites to Titanium

By George Ritter on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 in Aerospace, Corporate Blog, Materials Engineering. No Comments

We have had recent interest in looking at methods to join thermoplastics and thermoset composites to titanium from both the aerospace and medical communities. Generally, thermoset composites have higher temperature resistance than thermoplastic materials and must be bonded because they do not melt. Thermoplastic materials are easier to mold and will flow when heated. ThereforeRead more


eGuide Series on Meeting the Challenges of Heavy Manufacturing

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Flexible Manufacturing, Heavy Industry. No Comments

With rising demands for stronger and lighter materials, higher productivity, increased safety, and reduced costs, the heavy manufacturing industry must constantly seek innovative and effective solutions that overcome any difficulties that inevitably arise when striving to meet these needs. EWI has decades of experience working with lightweight materials, nondestructive evaluation, advanced welding and joining technologies,Read more


EWI Recognized as “Local Fit-Friendly Worksite”

By Megan Clancy on Friday, July 10th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

EWI has been recognized as a Gold level Fit-Friendly worksite by the American Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly wellness program acknowledges employers who create a health and wellness centered workplace and promote the health of their employees. Notice of the honor appeared in the June 5th edition of Columbus Business First.


Recently Updated – “Plastics” in Welding Handbook, 9th ed.

By Darlene Kerr on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

If you’re wanting to learn more about plastics welding, check out the recently published American Welding Society’s (AWS) Welding Handbook, 9th edition, volume 5.  EWI’s George Ritter and Matt Short, along with colleagues from other institutions, authored chapter 8, “Plastics,” providing a timely rewrite of the 1995 edition.  George Ritter also served as committee chair. This section on plastics welding wasRead more