Results of NIST-sponsored Study on Future of Materials Joining and Forming Now Available

By Tom McGaughy on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Plastics Joining, Soldering and Brazing. No Comments

EWI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently completed an exhaustive, two-year study to identify and prioritize technology development needs in materials joining and forming technologies and provide key recommendations to increase competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. This study — possibly the most in-depth national review and assessment of these essential manufacturing capabilities conducted toRead more


New Paper – Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding of Copper-nickel Pipe Joints

By Nick Kapustka on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Defense, EWI – Company. No Comments

Copper-nickel alloys are often used in shipbuilding for applications such as tanks, seawater and freshwater piping, and numerous other structures. Copper-nickel pipe joints are typically welded with manual gas tungsten arc welding; however, inherently slow travel speeds and low deposition rates impede productivity. The implementation of pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P) could yield significantRead more


Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding of Copper-nickel Pipe Joints — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Arc Welding, Defense, Government, Oil & Gas. No Comments

Copper-nickel alloys are often used in shipbuilding for applications such as tanks, seawater and freshwater piping, and numerous other structures. Copper-nickel pipe joints are typically welded with manual gas tungsten arc welding; however, inherently slow travel speeds and low deposition rates impede productivity. The implementation of pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P) could yield significantRead more


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


Reducing Manufacturing Costs with Robotic Welding — New Paper

By Adam Uziel on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Manufacturing Competitiveness. No Comments

As the manufacturing marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, many companies must re-think their innovation strategies to meet increasing customer demands, adopt new production technologies, and create more intelligent products. The most successful manufacturers leverage the latest technological innovations and think of higher productivity as a culture. While robotic welding has been used for decades to improveRead more


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


Diffusible Hydrogen Testing at EWI

By Brad Nagy on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in Arc Welding, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lab Services, Oil & Gas, Testing Services. No Comments

It is well known in the welding industry that diffusible hydrogen can wreak havoc on an otherwise beautiful weld.  For over 20 years EWI has helped our customers combat this concern by offering Diffusible Hydrogen Testing (per AWS A4.3 and ISO 3690 using the Gas Chromatograph method).  EWI provides this service to a wide varietyRead more