Manufacturing Innovation for the Common Man – Modeling (Part 4 of 8)

By Jim Tighe on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 in Advanced Automation, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Oil & Gas, Rail, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Structural Integrity. No Comments

“Measure twice, cut once.”  If you’re like me, this is something I never forget to do… except when I forget to do it and end up making my 4th trip back to the Home Depot dropping another $45. What’s my point?  The EWI modeling group is the equivalent of a really, really good tape measure.Read more


Another Personal Milestone Here at EWI

By Jim Tighe on Friday, May 10th, 2013 in EWI – Company. No Comments

When I first got here to EWI, I became aware of some intimidating concepts being thrown around. Obviously there was the technological jargon, but I kept hearing this recurring push to “get published” and “present papers.” I appreciate that writing a blog technically doesn’t qualify as “being published”, but it does come close enough forRead more


Thanks EWI, et.al.

By Jim Tighe on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 in EWI – Company. No Comments

I’ve been thinking about what an honor it was to be nominated and selected as a finalist for the CFO of the year. Knowing I’m not what you would call the best public speaker, I don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank some of the people and organizations that have been significant and positive influences on me.


It’s 4th and long… Now what?

By Jim Tighe on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 in EWI – Company. No Comments

With NFL teams reporting for training camps (Who Dey?), it’s apropo the New York Times reported Tuesday that the leaders of the two houses tentatively agreed to a budget extension for federal spending through March, 2013 (“budget” is in quotes because the government doesn’t actually have a budget). So I was wrong a few weeks ago in myRead more