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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


Martensite and Bainite in CGHAZ of HSLA Steel Welds

By Wesley Wang on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

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


Flexible Manufacturing Options for Heavy Manufacturing

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, May 18th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Flexible Manufacturing, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering. No Comments

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


Ohio Manufacturers’ Focus Group Set for May 27

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Events, Materials Engineering. No Comments

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


Predicting Weld Distortion – An EWI Guide for Heavy Manufacturers

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Modeling Simulation, Structural Integrity. No Comments

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


Just Published: The Benefits of Laser-Based Inspection

By Darlene Kerr on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

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


Just Published: Improved Welding of Primer-Coated Steels

By Darlene Kerr on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

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


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


Big News: Buffalo Office Open for Business

By Elaine Pelz on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

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