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


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


Increasing Competitiveness Through Automated Nondestructive Testing — new article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, November 14th, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, NDE and Inspection, Testing Services. No Comments

To keep up with the competition, manufacturers must continually look for methods of streamlining production while maintaining product quality. Automated nondestructive testing (NDT) processes can often address both issues by decreasing overall production time and helping make best use of valuable NDT personnel. Manufacturers producing complex components or a highly varied product mix may beRead more


Another Successful Workshop Hosted by EWI Forming Center

By Beth Sharb on Friday, October 28th, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Forming, Government, Heavy Manufacturing, Materials Engineering. No Comments

On October 12-13, EWI welcomed nearly 100 participants for the annual EWI Forming Center Workshop on Advanced Sheet Metal Forming Technology. Presented in conjunction with The Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming, the workshop included 10 technical presentations and exhibitors. EWI Forming Center members and guests enjoyed a full day of presentations on Thursday,Read 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


Zodiac Oxygen Systems US is New EWI Member

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 in Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, Government, Manufacturing Innovation, Space Exploration. No Comments

EWI welcomes Zodiac Oxygen Systems US as a new member company. Zodiac is an aerospace company that designs, manufactures, and services oxygen life support respiratory systems, related personal protective equipment, and aircraft accessories for the aviation and government markets. Products include masks for crews and passengers on civilian and military aircraft, cylinders for storing oxygenRead more