Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Forum for Auto Industry Hosted Recently by EWI

By Beth Sharb on Monday, October 30th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

On October 19, EWI hosted an industry-wide workshop in Detroit to discuss current technical challenges in materials joining and metal forming.  The underlying theme for the workshop was the recently completed NIST-funded Comprehensive Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap, developed in concert with several joining and forming experts. One objective of the workshop was toRead more


New Paper — Hybrid Ultrasonic Spot Welding of High Strength Materials

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI recently completed a study comparing the hybrid process to ultrasonic metal welding, focusing on joining aluminum 6061 to itself. The results of this research are discussed in a new paper by EWI Applications Engineer Lindsey Lindamood.


EWI Forming Center Workshop Highlights Advancements, New Capabilities

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

The annual EWI Forming Center Workshop was held on October 5 at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Industry leaders convened to share knowledge and discuss applications, advances, and challenges related to sheet metal forming. The event, geared largely towards the automotive industry, featured presentations from Honda, Aida, KTH, AK Steel, AMAG, Fuchs, AutoForm, and others.Read more


EWI Workshops, Courses, and Events for Fall 2017

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, Packaging, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce our fall events calendar. We hope you will be able to join us at one more of these upcoming events. For information about a specific date, click on the event name below. To view EWI’s full schedule, visit https://ewi.org/events. EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Fall Meeting September 19Read more


EWI to hold seminar on future of materials joining and forming in Detroit, October 19th

By Beth Sharb on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On October 19, 2017, EWI Director of Technology Tom McGaughy will present “The Future of Materials Joining & Forming: Priorities and Challenges.” This free event will be held at the Southfield Marriott near Detroit.


EWI’s Jerry Gould to speak at GALM on August 23rd

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Structural Integrity. No Comments

Jerry Gould, EWI Technical Fellow for Resistance and Solid-state Welding, will be a featured speaker this month at the 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Summit in Detroit. His presentation, Joining As An Enabling Technology For the Manufacture of New Generation Lightweight Automotive Structures, will cover the following: Technical challenges in welding of newRead more


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


Development of Intelligent Servo-Controlled Forming Technology — New Paper

By Hyunok Kim on Monday, May 15th, 2017 in Aerospace, Automotive, Forming, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Designers are adopting new high-performance alloys to create innovative and reliable products while simultaneously reducing cost; however, forming these unique materials can be challenging. As a result, U.S. manufacturers require new forming approaches to stay globally competitive. To address this need, the EWI Forming Center is developing an intelligent servo-controlled forming process that integrates nondestructiveRead more