New Article: Challenges in Welding Lightweight Materials

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 in Automotive, Corporate Blog, Featured, Materials Engineering. No Comments

Within the automotive industry, OEMs and suppliers are fully aware of the need to create lighter-weight, more fuel-efficient automobiles to meet impending 2025 CAFE standards and help minimize the negative impact of CO2 emissions on our environment.  Vehicle weight reduction can most effectively be accomplished by using advanced materials; however, welding of these high-performance alloys posesRead more


EWI’s Expanded Capabilities at Buffalo Manufacturing Works

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, DCA, Defense, Energy, Featured, Flexible Manufacturing, Government, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Members, Membership, Oil & Gas, Rail. No Comments

A few months ago, EWI opened the doors to its new facility in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Manufacturing Works is designed as a center where manufacturers can team with experts on customized R&D solutions that bridge the gap between research and its practical application on the production floor. As an extension of EWI, Buffalo Manufacturing Works offers both newRead more


EWI to Offer One-Day Course on Sheet Metal Forming

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Heavy Industry, Hosted, Materials Engineering. No Comments

On September 15, 2015, the EWI Forming Center will present a one-day course titled Fundamentals and Applications of Sheet Metal Forming. The class will be taught at LIFT Headquarters in Detroit, MI, and will run from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Whether you are completely new to sheet metal forming or want to become more proficient in its methods and applications, this course will provide a solid background on the materials and technical issues associated with the process. Dr. Hyunok KimTechnical DirectorEWI Forming Center Taught by Dr. Taylan Altan and Dr. Hyunok Kim, this class…


Staying Ahead of the Manufacturing Revolution

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 in Corporate Blog, Materials Engineering. No Comments

With fundamental shifts taking place in every industry, manufacturing is transforming at a revolutionary pace. Technology is advancing rapidly, government regulations are becoming stricter, and consumers are demanding, “faster, better, smaller, cheaper.” As a result, the need for accelerated technology advancement and deployment is great. Our new infographic, Staying Ahead of the Manufacturing Revolution, takesRead more


EWI Report from CAR MBS 2015

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes. No Comments

The big storms that ripped through Traverse City on Sunday night and Monday didn’t dampen the excitement at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars when the meeting opened yesterday afternoon. According to EWI Associates attending the event, there is great buzz about progress being made in the areas of lightweighting, advanced powertrain, andRead more


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