Call for Papers — Additive Manufacturing Consortium

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

The next Additive Manufacturing Consortium meeting will be held November 2-3, 2016 at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. The AMC has issued a call for papers on the following topics: In-Process Quality Control Post-Process Inspection Material Development and Characterization Advancements for Manufacturing Machines Design for Additive/Technology Application Meeting attendees will include aerospace engine manufacturers, air framers,Read more

Rick Gardner Appointed Director of EWI Colorado

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 in Advanced Automation, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, EWI – Company, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Gardner as the Director of EWI Colorado, an applied research center in Loveland, Colorado. Gardner will lead EWI’s newest facility dedicated to establishing best-in-class technical capabilities in advanced quality measurement technologies. Gardner will also serve as the key spokesperson for EWI Colorado with responsibilities including businessRead more


By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, June 17th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

As EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works marks its first anniversary, the center has hit the news again! On June 16th, an in-depth article about our home base in Western New York was featured on the front page of The Buffalo News. The profile offers an excellent overview of the work EWI is doing at Buffalo ManufacturingRead more

Adaptive Welding Solutions for Automation — New EWI Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in Advanced Automation, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

 Adaptive welding has become a popular solution for manufacturers looking to automate challenging welding applications. The development of a successful adaptive welding solution is dependent on an in-depth understanding of all types of robotic welding hardware, a wide array of sensors, and complex machine logic. Researchers and welding industry experts are working in tandem toRead more

Future Engineers Exhibit Their Work at Annual Technology Expo

By Bill Colgan on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company. No Comments

On April 14th, I returned to my alma mater to serve as a judge for the 2016 UC Tech Expo. As a part of the engineering curriculum at the University of Cincinnati, students are expected to complete a project of significant technical complexity.  Over the course of their final year, students identify a problem they have encounteredRead more

EWI Associates Help Judge 2016 Rube Goldberg Competition

By Bill Colgan on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company. No Comments

On April 9th, COSI in Columbus again hosted the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, and EWI staff were on hand to serve as judges.  Inspired by the work of American cartoonist, humorist, and inventor Rube Goldberg, the competition provides an opportunity for high school and college students to build machines to complete a pre-determined task. Now in its 28th year, the contest rewardsRead more

EWI Improves In-House High-Magnification Measuring Capabilities

By Bill Colgan on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

Designers at EWI often need to take precise measurements of extremely small parts. Measurement of small parts using calipers has two problems: Errors associated with measurements using traditional calipers become significant on a small scale The pliable nature of small parts makes them susceptible to distortion when measured with calipers, which yields inaccurate results ARead more

GTAW In-process Monitoring Techniques for Electronic and Medical Device Applications

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, February 29th, 2016 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Energy, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Government, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Electronic and medical device manufacturers not only require joining processes capable of producing small-scale welds of high quality, but also reliable methods of nondestructively assessing them. While real-time monitoring is well-developed for small-scale resistance welding, small-scale laser welding has no viable option. Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) presents an alternative welding approach with greater potentialRead more

Offline Programming Overview: New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, November 13th, 2015 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company. No Comments

Offline programming (OLP) is a powerful tool that moves the time-consuming process of manual robotic programming from the production floor and into a virtual environment. Not only does this allow manufacturers to significantly reduce the programming down-time typically associated with part or equipment change-overs, the nuances of proposed automation solutions can be virtually and accuratelyRead more