EWI Helps Tablet Manufacturer Incorporate Cobotics in Production

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. No Comments

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.


Putting EWI’s Innovative Frog-repair Solution to the Test

By Adam Uziel on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Arc Welding, Heavy Manufacturing, Rail. No Comments

  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


How Advanced Automation Optimizes Manufacturing Operations – New Infographic

By Ron Brown on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 in Advanced Automation. No Comments

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


Putting Collaborative Robots to Work — New Article

By Mike Garman on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

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


Buffalo Manufacturing Works: Growing and Innovating

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. No Comments

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


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