By Heidi Wilson
on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology.
EWI welcomes Photon Automation, Inc. to membership. The company designs and develops automated systems for a variety of manufacturing applications by incorporating advanced manufacturing technologies, including lasers, vision systems, precision measurement devices, and robotics for their customer base. Photon Automation has three locations in Indiana.
By John Conway
on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Control Technologies, EWI – Company.
The efforts of EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works to help Bak USA integrate cobots into production were recently recognized in an article, “Collaborative Robotics Puts People First,” which appeared in the February edition of ROBOTICS ONLINE.
By Rebecca Gurk
on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 in Advanced Automation, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging.
We are pleased to introduce new EWI member Molson Coors Brewing Company. A multinational brewing enterprise, the corporation is known for it world renown beer brands including Molson, Coors, and Millers to name a few.
By Beth Sharb
on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, Packaging, Welding Fundamentals.
EWI is pleased to announce our fall events calendar. We hope you will be able to join us at one more of these upcoming events. For information about a specific date, click on the event name below. To view EWI’s full schedule, visit https://ewi.org/events. EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Fall Meeting September 19Read more
By Rebecca Gurk
on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Technology.
The introduction of collaborative robots (cobots) into the marketplace brings new standards for safe interaction with this new robotic technology. Cobot safety starts with understand the collaborative application and what technology is required to meet the safety needs. Once the technology is determined then a methodical risk assessment is done and the correct standards are followedRead more
By Marcie Willard
on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection.
EWI Colorado opened in the fall of 2016, unveiling our latest state-of-the-art lab and facility. This center of excellence was established in partnership with the City of Loveland, the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) and the State of Colorado to offer the region direct access to EWI’s full range of experts and provide expanded technical servicesRead more
By Ron Brown
on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 in Advanced Automation.
Throughout manufacturing, collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots) are working side-by-side with human co-workers on an increasingly frequent basis. By assuming some of the physically difficult and repetitive tasks on production lines, cobots enable human workers to concentrate on the activities that require the most skill and judgment. The results—more productivity and higher quality for manufacturers acrossRead more
By Ron Brown
on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation.
Advanced robot-based object detection, recognition, and gripping technologies have seen increasing use as manufacturers transition from mass production to customization to meet customer demands. As a result, today’s modern robotic systems must be able to recognize a changing environment and adapt to it. Advanced vision techniques ranging from low-resolution systems with a large field ofRead more
By Darlene Kerr
on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Defense, EWI – Company, Government.
Congratulations to EWI Senior Project Manager Harvey Castner and his colleague Jeff Penoyer at Wolf Robotics for their published article in June 2017 issue of Welding Journal. Their article, “Computer-Aided Programming for Robotic Welding,” explores how new technologies eliminate automation cost barriers and enable automated robot programming, benefitting low-volume industries such as shipbuilding. Specifically, theRead more
By Rebecca Gurk
on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Arc Welding, Defense, Government, Oil & Gas.
Copper-nickel alloys are often used in shipbuilding for applications such as tanks, seawater and freshwater piping, and numerous other structures. Copper-nickel pipe joints are typically welded with manual gas tungsten arc welding; however, inherently slow travel speeds and low deposition rates impede productivity. The implementation of pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P) could yield significantRead more