EWI Welcomes Honeywell Aerospace to Membership

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Space Exploration. No Comments

We are pleased to introduce Honeywell Aerospace (a division of Honeywell International, Inc.) as a new EWI member. Based in Phoenix, AZ, Honeywell Aerospace is a manufacturer of aircraft engines, avionic systems, and other products for the aerospace industry.    


Introducing a National Roadmap for the Future of Materials Joining and Forming — A Free EWI Webinar

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Microjoining, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Last month EWI issued “Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies,” an overview describing the comprehensive NIST-funded study conducted by EWI to identify and prioritize the top joining and forming challenges within the manufacturing industry. To share the results and recommendations of this timely report, EWI will present an online seminar, Introducing aRead more


Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies — A New Report

By Tom McGaughy on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plastics Joining, Rail, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Recently, EWI led the development of the first comprehensive U.S. Advanced Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap under a program funded by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The goal of this two-year effort was to develop a prioritized list of research and development topics aimedRead more


Watteredge Becomes New EWI Member

By Beth Sharb on Monday, March 27th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Automotive, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Mechanical Design. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome Watteredge LLC, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance current-conducting devices and accessories, to EWI membership. For more than 66 years, Watteredge has served the steel, chemical, chlorine, power generation, fiberglass, aerospace, and automotive industries. The company, located west of Cleveland, OH, has more than 120 employees. It is part ofRead more


State-of-the-art Joining Methods for Nitinol Shape-memory Alloy — New Paper

By Tim Frech on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices, Space Exploration. No Comments

With applications in multiple industries including medical, sustainable energy, and aerospace, nitinol is one of the most commonly used shape-memory alloys. To take full advantage of nitinol’s shape-memory characteristics, corrosion resistance, and super-elasticity, manufacturers must understand how to join this unique material without detrimentally affecting the properties that make it so attractive. EWI developed aRead more


Scaling Up Metals Additive Manufacturing — new paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, EWI – Company, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Additive manufacturing (AM) processes empower manufacturers to build parts that were previously impossible to create using traditional subtractive machining methods. While laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is well-developed and offers high levels of accuracy, it is better-suited to small components. As an alternative, laser directed energy deposition (L-DED) combines a laser and a material feedRead more


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).