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 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 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.    

Virtual Tour of EWI partner Buffalo Manufacturing Works

By Bill Colgan on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 in Corporate Blog, DCA, Featured, Secondary. No Comments

Usually, the engineers in EWI’s Design, Controls, & Automation (DCA) group produce drawings for assembly technicians or machinists, but earlier this year our skills were used for something completely different. In advance of the grand opening of the EWI-operated Buffalo Manufacturing Works in Western New York, our design department was asked to help produce a virtual video ofRead more

The Effect of Non-metallic Inclusions in the CGHAZ of HSLA Steel Welds

By Wesley Wang on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Materials Engineering. No Comments

Non-metallic inclusions are residual products from de-oxidation, de-sulfidation and other chemical reactions which take place in the steel making process. Since these inclusions serve as heterogeneous nucleation sites during the solidification of liquid steel, they are often found at grain boundaries. Modern high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels are produced using thermo-mechanically controlled processing (TMCP) to rollRead more

EWI Associates Help Judge Annual Rube Goldberg Competition

By Bill Colgan on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Events. No Comments

Last month, COSI in Columbus hosted the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Inspired by the work of American cartoonist, humorist, and inventor Rube Goldberg, the competition provides an opportunity for high school and college students to build machines to complete a pre-determined task. Now in its 60th year, the contest rewards complexity, absurdity, and creativity in design. Students apply skills from engineering, physics, andRead more

Just Published: Achieving Higher Productivity Rates Using Reciprocating Wire Feed GMAW

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

EWI Applications Engineer Nick Kapustka was published in the April 2015 issue of Welding Journal.   In his article “Achieving Higher Productivity Rates Using Reciprocating Wire Feed Gas Metal Arc Welding,” the author  compares this process with short-circuit gas metal arc welding modes and other welding methods.  Read more about it in the April issue of Welding Journal. The article is available to AWS members byRead more

LIFT Plans to Begin Funding for Technology Projects

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 in Corporate Blog, exclude, Secondary. No Comments

The Detroit Free Press recently interviewed Larry Brown, former director of government programs at EWI and current head of Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), for an update on the activities of the new center. Detroit-based LIFT, founded by EWI, The Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan, is preparing to award funds for itsRead more

Recently Published: Brazing Process Promises Rapid Processing of Laminated Thin-Metal Panels

By Darlene Kerr on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

EWI Technology Leader Jerry Gould was published in the March 2015 issue of Welding Journal.   In his article (with co-author Doug Cox), “Brazing Process Promises Rapid Processing of Laminated Thin-Metal Panels,” the authors detail a prototype manufacturing technology that may become an important addition to the automotive and other high-volume industries.  CellTech Metals with EWI is developing a new generation of sandwichedRead more

EWI Congratulates Its 2014 Inventors

By Michelle Laverty on Friday, March 20th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Events. No Comments

On March 11, EWI held its first-ever Inventor Recognition Luncheon in honor of 20 creative colleagues who submitted new invention reports, filed patent applications, or were awarded patents in 2014. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Chris Conrardy offered thanks and kudos to the innovators for their work which ranged from a new systems for additive manufacturing to an automated repairRead more

Increasing Fuel Economy through Lightweighting: An Overview

By Mark Yadach on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

In 2012, the government finalized Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mandating that cars and light-duty trucks reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. That attractive figure nearly doubles average gas mileage for today’s vehicles, but how can automakers reliably meet this lofty goal in just ten years? Our new overview, Increasing Fuel Economy through Lightweighting, takesRead more