Flaw Generation in L-PBF Additive Manufacturing — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, First Time Quality, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In-situ monitoring of powder bed fusion (PBF) and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of additively manufactured components are two of the current challenges that must be addressed to facilitate the full utilization of additive manufacturing (AM) in industry. To help address these issues, precise methods of producing intentional flaws must be developed to enable monitoring and inspectionRead more


EWI at MD&M West

By Beth Sharb on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Events, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Devices. No Comments

EWI will be exhibiting in Booth #578 at MD&M West, the world’s largest medtech event, February 7-9 in Anaheim, CA. Business Development Manager Aaron Haines will be on hand with several other EWI Associates, to discuss ways that EWI can help manufacturers optimize their products and processes. EWI’s vast experience and expertise in materials joining, additive manufacturing, nondestructiveRead more


Distortion Prediction Methods for Full-sized Parts Built with L-PBF — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, First Time Quality, Metal 3D Printing, Modeling & Simulation, Structural Integrity. No Comments

Modeling approaches have been developed to study the evolution of temperature, stress, and distortion in parts built using laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF); however, the long computational times required by these techniques limit their practical use. EWI has developed and validated several improved numerical models to address this challenge, including a layer-heating approach capable ofRead more


Additive Manufacturing Leader Frank Medina – Coming to an Event Near You

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Space Exploration. No Comments

If integrating or optimizing additive manufacturing processes in your company’s operations is important to you, then you want to spend some time with Frank Medina, Additive Manufacturing Technology Leader at EWI. Frank directs a team of solution-focused AM experts who work to help manufacturers with technical and innovation challenges in six primary areas: material/process development, processRead more


EWI Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expert to Technology Leader

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Careers, EWI Network, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce that Frank Medina has been promoted to Additive Manufacturing (AM) Leader and will oversee the AM technology focus area for the company across its three locations. He will continue to be based at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Medina joined EWI in early 2016 and has since played a key role in buildingRead more


In-process Monitoring and Detection of Cross-contamination in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing – New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

New article by EWI Applications Engineer Mahdi Jamshidinia describes the use of a photodetector to identify and quantify cross-contamination during laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), as well as the use of computed tomography (CT) and metallurgical analysis to verify predictions of part quality.


Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Implantable Device Manufacturing

By Aaron Haines on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing. No Comments

The implementation of additive manufacturing processes in medical manufacturing has grown exponentially in recent years. With the FDA’s recently released 3D medical device draft guidelines, it is clear that the technology will continue to play a major role in medical technology advancement. Each year, additively manufactured medical devices become more prevalent as new innovations areRead more


EWI Accelerates 3D Printing of Metal Matrix Composites — New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, December 19th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity, Testing Services. No Comments

As additive manufacturing (AM) technologies enable the design and creation of increasingly complex components, manufacturers are focused on developing new inspection methods to ensure quality. With expertise in all AM processes, as well as innovative nondestructive evaluation methods such as computed tomography (CT), EWI is helping manufacturers accelerate process development and implementation. A new paperRead more


Modeling of Forging and Other Bulk-forming Processes

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, First Time Quality, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Mechanical Design, Modeling & Simulation. No Comments

Many manufacturers use bulk metal forming processes such as forging and extrustion to produce complex metal components. Finite element analysis (FEA) can be used to model bulk metal-forming processes. These simulations provide information that is difficult or impossible to obtain from experimental trials, and can determine whether part defects such as unfill and laps willRead more


EWI Builds World-Class Additive Manufacturing Capabilites

By Steve Massey on Monday, December 5th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity. No Comments

EWI has assembled a world-class team of engineers, supported by millions of dollars in equipment, with a focus on metals additive manufacturing (AM).