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

EWI to Offer One-Day Course on Sheet Metal Forming

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Heavy Industry, Hosted, Materials Engineering. No Comments

On September 15, 2015, the EWI Forming Center will present a one-day course titled Fundamentals and Applications of Sheet Metal Forming. The class will be taught at LIFT Headquarters in Detroit, MI, and will run from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Whether you are completely new to sheet metal forming or want to become more proficient in its methods and applications, this course will provide a solid background on the materials and technical issues associated with the process. Dr. Hyunok KimTechnical DirectorEWI Forming Center Taught by Dr. Taylan Altan and Dr. Hyunok Kim, this class…

EWI Report from CAR MBS 2015

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes. No Comments

The big storms that ripped through Traverse City on Sunday night and Monday didn’t dampen the excitement at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars when the meeting opened yesterday afternoon. According to EWI Associates attending the event, there is great buzz about progress being made in the areas of lightweighting, advanced powertrain, andRead more

Twelve Ways to Become an Innovator – Part II

By Marc Purslow on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, DCA, Energy, Featured, Flexible Manufacturing, Friction Process, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Modeling Simulation, NDE, Oil & Gas, Rail, Resistance Processes, Soldering Brazing, Structural Integrity, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

In Twelve Ways to Become an Innovator – Part I, I discussed the need for new ways of thinking and suggested drawing upon other areas of our lives to break the mold and get the creative juices flowing. Here I provide six more gems for your innovative pleasure. Find your tribe: The people around youRead more

12 Ways to Become an Innovator – Part I

By Marc Purslow on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Corporate Blog, DCA, Energy, Featured, Flexible Manufacturing, Friction Process, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Members, Oil & Gas. No Comments

Some people would maintain that a high-level education, the latest equipment, and a clear understanding of the experimental process are necessary conditions for innovation to occur. While these things are surely valuable, the most critical elements are less palpable.