Ultrasonic Metal Foil Additive Manufacturing Explained

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Ultrasonic metal foil additive manufacturing is a technology that was pioneered by Fabrisonic, an affiliate of EWI. It uses ultrasonic welding to build up metal parts layer by layer – a low-temperature, solid-state process that can produce 3D-printed parts as large as 6’ x 6’ square. Recently, Fabrisonic President Mark Norfolk gave a terrific explanationRead more


Exciting News from EWI in New York and Colorado

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been helping manufacturers innovate since 1984. In recent years, we’ve expanded to two new locations, giving our customers throughout the country greater access to our technology, resources, and manufacturing services. Lately, our New York and Colorado facilities have been making headlines. Buffalo Manufacturing Works, our first expansion location, openedRead more


EWI and Auburn University-NASA tapped for New ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI and Auburn University-NASA have been co-selected to run ASTM’s new AM Center of Excellence. The organizations and their partners will work to create a global innovation hub that advances technical standards, related R&D, education and training, and more.


Notes from the Winter 2018 AMC Meeting

By Rutuja Samant on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) held its 2018 Winter Meeting February 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. The meeting was jointly hosted by Honeywell and Raytheon with over 140 consortium members and invited guests in attendance. The 3-day event featured tours of Arizona State University’s (ASU) material characterization labs hosted by Dr. Nikhilesh Chawla and of Honeywell’s newly openedRead more


New article — Electron Beam Melting: From Powder to Part

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

Over the past decade, additive manufacturing (AM) technology has shifted from a prototyping tool to an accepted production method. To achieve production-quality results, however, it is important to use specially developed materials for AM builds. In recent years, EWI has been at the forefront of helping clients bring new AM materials to market for technologies such asRead more


Building Fiber Optic Strain Sensor into Metal Components — New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI and its affiliate Fabrisonic LLC have pioneered a unique system that utilizes ultrasonic additive manufacturing (a hybrid additive and subtractive manufacturing process) to inlay sensors into system parts as they are being built. The early success of the technology is prompting further study and shows great promise for advancements in the manufacture of sensing systems


EWI Engineering Experts to Present at Upcoming Professional Conferences

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In the next two months, several EWI Associates will be sharing their technology-specific expertise at professional meetings and conferences. We invite you to attend our technical presentations at these events, and to talk to our engineers about how EWI can help your company address its manufacturing challenges. PMA Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference Read more


EWI associates to meet with attendees at DMC 2017

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Control Technologies, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Government, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

As in past years, EWI will be well represented at the upcoming Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, FL,  December 4-7. Several  associates will present technical research during the conference, and our staff will also be on hand to meet with colleagues, customers, and companies interested in using EWI’s services to address defense manufacturing challenges. If you plan to  attend DMC 2017, weRead more


New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration. No Comments

Casting is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by additive manufacturing (AM).  Costs for AM are continuing to decrease while material performance and the number of available materials continue to increase.  For small production runs with long lead times, it is possible additive manufacturing is preferred solutionRead more