By Rebecca Gurk
on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Consumer Electronics, Events, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation.
When the New York-based company Bak USA decided to enhance and expand its production facility, it turned to EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works team for a strategic evaluation of its operations.
By Adam Uziel
on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Arc Welding, Heavy Manufacturing, Rail.
In his blog Who Let the Frogs Out?, my colleague Marc Purslow wrote about EWI’s innovative work to automate the repair of austenitic manganese steel (AMS) frogs; the special trackwork components used by railroads to allow track to converge, diverge, or cross. In this Phase I project sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA),Read more
By Ron Brown
on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 in Advanced Automation.
The advantages of automation are too great to ignore—automation can increase manufacturing productivity, improve product quality, shorten cycle times, reduce downtime, and raise safety. In fact, 75% of manufacturing executives surveyed are planning to increase investments in automation over the next five years. EWI’s new infographic, Why Automate? Optimizing Your Operations with Advanced Automation, exploresRead more
By Mike Garman
on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation.
The introduction of collaborative robots into the marketplace is changing the face of industrial automation. Equipped with force-feedback detection that stops the motion of the robot when contact is made with a person or object, these so-called “cobots” can safely operate in the same workspaces as humans. As a result, the extensive safe guarding andRead more
By Nadine Powell
on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation.
If you’ve been following the progress over the last two years at EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, you know that our manufacturing innovation center in Western NY has been growing rapidly. We expanded so quickly in both staff and equipment that our labs are starting to feel a little tight! Now, a proposal before the NewRead more
By Rebecca Gurk
on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Control Technologies, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology.
Recent advances in robotic technology have allowed manufacturers to use automated bin picking for increasingly challenging applications to improve overall productivity. These applications can be divided into three cases based on the degrees of freedom of motion of the parts in a bin.
By Marcie Erion
on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, EWI Network, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation.
On November 9, EWI celebrated the opening of its third R&D facility, EWI Colorado. Located in Loveland at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, EWI Colorado joins labs in Ohio and New York as the company’s newest manufacturing center of excellence. More than 200 representatives from manufacturing firms and organizations, educational institutions, andRead more
By Paul Blomquist
on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, Events, Flexible Automation, Forming, Government, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology.
EWI’s array of technical capabilities and equipment combined with unparalleled process development expertise provide a clear competitive advantage for defense manufacturers seeking to address rising challenges. No other technology innovation center offers as broad a suite of centralized services for manufacturing companies looking to improve and optimize their production processes. For a look into thisRead more
By Michael Ulbrich
on Friday, October 14th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology.
As Buffalo Manufacturing Works continues to grow, so does industry interest in our evolving activities there. EWI’s western New York hub received more recognition lately in two articles appearing in internationally recognized trade journals. It’s great to see so much excitement about the work we’re doing to help local and national clients increase theirRead more
By Beth Sharb
on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection.
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