Laser Ultrasonic Testing: An EnLIGHTening Advancement in NDE — new paper

By Lindsey Lindamood on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Aerospace, First Time Quality, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Laser ultrasonic testing (LUT) is a powerful inspection technology capable of detecting flaws such as cracks and delaminations while simultaneously determining material density and elastic properties. While LUT has traditionally been used for aerospace applications and with structural composites, advances in the technology now make it well-suited to an array of other industry applications. ARead more


EWI and 180 Skills to Provide Online Training for LIFT

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Composites Joining, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) has announced a partnership with EWI and 180 Skills to provide advanced welding and inspection training to LIFT’s members and partners. The online training, set to launch in the fall of 2017, will combine methods taught and used today by advanced manufacturing professionals with online course modules designed to trainRead more


EWI, ATI Authorized to Operate Center for Naval Metalworking

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that on January 17, 2017, the Office of Naval Research Manufacturing Technology Program (ONR-ManTech) announced that the team of Advanced Technology International (ATI) and EWI has been authorized to operate the Center for Naval Metalworking (CNM).


Additive Manufacturing Leader Frank Medina – Coming to an Event Near You

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Space Exploration. No Comments

If integrating or optimizing additive manufacturing processes in your company’s operations is important to you, then you want to spend some time with Frank Medina, Additive Manufacturing Technology Leader at EWI. Frank directs a team of solution-focused AM experts who work to help manufacturers with technical and innovation challenges in six primary areas: material/process development, processRead more


EWI Colorado — Growing Recognition Throughout West and Beyond

By Marcie Erion on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Control Technologies, EWI Network, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Recently, Company Week interviewed Rick Gardner, Director of EWI Colorado, to learn how the center can help manufacturers become more efficient, more effective, and more competitive.


In-process Monitoring and Detection of Cross-contamination in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing – New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

New article by EWI Applications Engineer Mahdi Jamshidinia describes the use of a photodetector to identify and quantify cross-contamination during laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), as well as the use of computed tomography (CT) and metallurgical analysis to verify predictions of part quality.


EWI Forming Center Expands Technical Capabilities, Hosts Workshop

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The EWI Forming Center is focused on developing innovative forming processes, tooling, and equipment to increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, and strives to provide a valuable technology, knowledge, and training base for industry. Since its launch in 2012, the Center has conducted a number of innovative research projects, and has continuously grown its capabilities.Read more


Recently Published: Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft

By Darlene Kerr on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, EWI Published Papers, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI  Technology Leader Stan Ream has published an article in Industrial Laser Solutions magazine, “Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft,” Find out how a new, commercial application uses laser paint stripping as a cost-effective alternative to the hazardous, environmentally unfriendly, current practices for military and commercial aircraft depainting. The article is available online at the IndustrialRead more


Modeling of Forging and Other Bulk-forming Processes

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, First Time Quality, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Mechanical Design, Modeling & Simulation. No Comments

Many manufacturers use bulk metal forming processes such as forging and extrustion to produce complex metal components. Finite element analysis (FEA) can be used to model bulk metal-forming processes. These simulations provide information that is difficult or impossible to obtain from experimental trials, and can determine whether part defects such as unfill and laps willRead more