ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces First Round of R&D Projects

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Global standards developer ASTM International has announced its first round of funding to support research that will help catalyze the development of needed standards in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This investment of $300,000 and in-kind contributions will help partners in the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence address pressing technical informationRead more


Product and Process Development: How EWI Helps From Discovery to Implementation

By Jon Jennings on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Although most manufacturing organizations are familiar with EWI for welding and joining expertise, many don’t understand the full breadth of our capabilities – or how they can leverage our technology know-how at every stage of product and process development. To get a sense of the range of EWI’s offerings, check out What to Expect WhenRead more


EWI’s Samant discusses impact of AM with The Fabricator magazine

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing. No Comments

Additive manufacturing (AM) is the hottest new technology in manufacturing. Over the last 20 years, AM has moved out of the phase of experimentation into the realm of prototyping, and now it is an option for part production. Research and development, often conducted jointly by manufacturers, government, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, has put AM onRead more


Ninth International EWI/TWI Aerospace Seminar to be held September 26-27 in Buffalo

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, Space Exploration. No Comments

The Ninth International EWI/TWI Aerospace Seminar will be held Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27 at the Embassy Suites in Buffalo, NY, at the Avant Hotel & Conference Center. Our industrial sponsor and cohost with EWI will be Moog Space and Defense Group (Moog Inc.) in East Aurora, NY. The seminar’s agenda features presentations from EWI, TWI, Oerlikon, Moog, Boeing, and many more. SessionsRead more


EWI is Partner in New Alliance to Promote Advanced Material and AM Development

By Rick Gardner on Friday, July 27th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

EWI is among the founding partners of the new Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education Alliance (AMIDE). The alliance, announced this week by Vartega and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, was formed by a group of industry and academic partners as the result of a grant from the Colorado Office of Economic DevelopmentRead more


ASTM International, Auburn University, NASA, EWI, and the MTC Launch Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company. No Comments

On July 23, two groups launched centers of excellence in additive manufacturing aimed at accelerating R&D, standardization, and innovation in that field, also known as 3D printing. Global standards developer ASTM International launched its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (www.amcoe.org) with Auburn University, NASA, manufacturing technology innovator EWI, and the UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).Read more


Key Steps to Accelerating Production Process Development

By Jon Jennings on Monday, July 16th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation, Testing Services. No Comments

Increased demand for new, lighter, longer-lasting products is driving manufacturers across industries to incorporate newer, more advanced materials into product development. As material specifications change, so must the production development infrastructure. Whether single stage shifts or entire line changes are required, manufacturers must carry out a number of preliminary steps to ensure success. Essential preliminaryRead more


AMC will hold Summer Meeting in Boston, July 25-26

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, June 29th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing. No Comments

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), operated by EWI, will hold its Summer Meeting July 25-26, 2018. The AMC hosts quarterly meetings to bring together a diverse group of AM end users, suppliers, researchers, and stakeholders across academia, government, and industry. This upcoming meeting will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, and will feature tours of twoRead more


New paper – Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, June 18th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The term “optimize process parameters for additive” is commonly used in the additive manufacturing (AM) world. But what does it really mean to optimize parameters for metal additive manufacturing? Bringing a 3D-printed part to market involves identifying the correct material source, characterizing the raw material, identifying the correct machine parameter window for deposition, developing the stress reliefRead more


How to Develop Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters for Your Product

By John Conway on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

There is no “machinist handbook” for creating products with metal additive manufacturing (AM). With seven distinct AM process categories, an expanding base of compatible materials, and a wide range of process inputs, there is no one-size-fits-all way to figure out the right process parameters for a part. How can manufacturers get the help they needRead more