EWI Offers Professional Training for Engineers

By Linda Holmes on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Friction Process, Laser Processing. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce its spring offerings for professional education and training. The following classes will be take place at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio:   Fundamentals of Welding Engineering March 07 – 11, 2016 Fundamentals and Applications of Sheet Metal Forming April 07, 2016 Introduction to Laser Welding April 21, 2016   Registration is nowRead more


New Article on Controlling Welding-induced Distortion

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Consumer Goods, Defense, Heavy Industry, Modeling Simulation. No Comments

Welding-induced distortion is a persistent challenge for many fabricators, especially those using arc-based welding processes. While trial-and-error methods can be effectively used to reduce distortion, such approaches are time-consuming and expensive. EWI is leading the way by developing efficient and accurate modeling approaches that allow manufacturers to quickly evaluate a range of distortion control techniques,Read more


New Paper: Additive Manufacturing for the Space Market

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Energy, Government. No Comments

With the potential to facilitate new designs with reduced weight, increased functionality and decreased launch costs, additive manufacturing (AM) is of particular interest to the commercial and government space markets. Ian Harris, EWI Technical Director for Aerospace Solutions, discusses this technology in Additive Manufacturing for the Space Market. This paper provides an overview of the multiple factors thatRead more


Returning from FABTECH 2015 – An EWI Associate’s Perspective

By Randy Dull on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Events, Friction Process, Materials Engineering, Modeling Simulation, Resistance Processes. No Comments

FABTECH is always an information-packed meeting for me. This year, advances in computer technology and information sharing capability was a strong theme with equipment suppliers.  New types and improvements in welding consumables were also noteworthy.  Welder training devices, including a couple that EWI helped to develop, were drawing crowds in several booths. EWI engineers hadRead more


The Great Minds of Carbon Equivalent — Part I

By Wesley Wang on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Corporate Blog, Energy, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Structural Integrity. No Comments

PART I: INVENTION OF THE CARBON EQUIVALENT Modern steels made using complicated alloying strategies and thermomechanical rolling processes have exhibited unprecedented weldability since World War II. Using this advantage, steel structure designers and fabricators have achieved many modern marvels from machinery to deep-water oil and gas platforms. Through extensive research on the integrity of steelRead more


New Article Addresses Challenges of Arc Welding Aluminum and Magnesium

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, October 16th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Featured, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering. No Comments

Cross-industry lightweighting initiatives have significantly increased the use of aluminum and magnesium in fabrication; however, welding of these alloys presents a unique set of challenges. Arc welding processes offer significant advantages ranging from relatively low equipment costs and high productivity levels, with a range of process variations available to address productivity and quality requirements. ARead more


EWI Engineer Answers Questions about Nondestructive Evaluation of Weld Defects

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, August 31st, 2015 in Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Featured, NDE. No Comments

What are the best methods to nondestructively test for weld defects? EWI Project Engineer Ruth Sunderman was recently approached by FabShop Magazine Direct and asked about testing for defects under different welding scenarios. Her interview appears in the August 2015 issue in the article, “Evaluating Weld Defects.” To view the article, click here. To learn more about EWI’s NDERead more