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


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