CoorsTek joins EWI Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Government, Heavy Industry, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices, Microjoining. No Comments

CoorsTek, manufactures custom ceramic components for industries, including automotive, semiconductor, defense & aerospace, energy, and more. Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, CoorsTek has over 50 locations worldwide.

Methods of Polymer Weld Quality Evaluation — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Joining, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

There are many options available for evaluating the quality of polymer welds. It can be a challenge to select the best one for your application. Yet, choosing the appropriate evaluation method is an essential step in the development and production maintenance of a welding process. Recently EWI conducted research to compare several quantitative and qualitative polymer weld quality evaluationRead more

New paper – Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, June 18th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The term “optimize process parameters for additive” is commonly used in the additive manufacturing (AM) world. But what does it really mean to optimize parameters for metal additive manufacturing? Bringing a 3D-printed part to market involves identifying the correct material source, characterizing the raw material, identifying the correct machine parameter window for deposition, developing the stress reliefRead more

EWI Welcomes Samsung to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome Samsung as a new EWI member company. Headquartered in South Korea, the global company engages in the manufacturing and selling of electronics and computer peripherals, operating through the following divisions: Consumer Electronics, Information Technology & Mobile Communications, and Device Solutions.

New Program in Western New York Aims to Accelerate Growth for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing. No Comments

Most small and medium-sized manufacturers recognize that to achieve growth, it is important to stay ahead of the innovation curve, to continue to improve efficiencies, and to keep investing in advanced technology. Yet, many companies lack the bandwidth and budget necessary to address these things as quickly or easily as they’d like – particularly inRead more

How to Develop Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters for Your Product

By John Conway on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

There is no “machinist handbook” for creating products with metal additive manufacturing (AM). With seven distinct AM process categories, an expanding base of compatible materials, and a wide range of process inputs, there is no one-size-fits-all way to figure out the right process parameters for a part. How can manufacturers get the help they needRead more

EWI Welcomes New Member Gyeongbuk Technopark

By Heidi Wilson on Monday, May 28th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Gyeongbuk Technopark serves as a hub of industrial growth and support for small and medium enterprises in the province of Gyeongbuk, South Korea. In addition to their current R&D, corporate support services, and startup support, Gyeongbuk aims to create new manufacturing industries while advancing business operations in cooperation with the region’s universities and research institutions.

Ultrasonic Metal Foil Additive Manufacturing Explained

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Ultrasonic metal foil additive manufacturing is a technology that was pioneered by Fabrisonic, an affiliate of EWI. It uses ultrasonic welding to build up metal parts layer by layer – a low-temperature, solid-state process that can produce 3D-printed parts as large as 6’ x 6’ square. Recently, Fabrisonic President Mark Norfolk gave a terrific explanationRead more

Advancements in EWI DeepTIG™ for Higher Productivity GTAW – New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

For some time, EWI DeepTIG has been available in specialized flux formulas for carbon steel, stainless steel, and nickel-based alloys. Now, a more user-friendly version of the product, EWI DeepTIG wire, is also available and can be used like any other welding filler metal. The advantage is that penetration can be increased 250%-300% compared to conventional welds made with solid wire.