Random Bin Picking in Industrial Automation — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Control Technologies, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

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.


EWI Colorado Hosts Facility Premiere; Opens Doors to Statewide Audience

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. No Comments

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


EWI’s High Impact Capabilities for Defense Manufacturers

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. No Comments

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


Advanced Automation and Additive Manufacturing at Buffalo Manufacturing Works

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. No Comments

  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


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


“BUFFALO MANUFACTURING WORKS BECOMES FORCE FOR INNOVATION” – THE BUFFALO NEWS

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