Warm Forming of High-Strength Aluminum Automotive Structural Parts — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Automotive, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation. No Comments

EWI Forming Center and 12 industry partners recently completed a joint industry project to test and engineer forming solutions for automotive lightweighting. The team’s work produced new design guidelines for a cost-effective warm-forming solution for aluminum alloys.


EWI Welcomes Federal-Mogul as New Member

By Heidi Wilson on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI is pleased to welcome Federal-Mogul LLC as a new member. The global supplier of products and solutions to manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles, as well as in power generation, aerospace, marine, rail and industrial, operates with two business divisions. Federal-Mogul Powertrain focuses on original equipment powertrain products for automotive, heavy-dutyRead more


EWI Welcomes New Member Bordrin Motor Corporation

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Automotive, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Bordrin Motor Corporation has joined EWI as a new member. With five locations worldwide, the company has accumulated experience in the automotive and technology industries. Bordrin’s focus is on creating future mobility products and services through electrification, connectivity and shared driving.    


EWI Engineering Experts to Present at Upcoming Professional Conferences

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In the next two months, several EWI Associates will be sharing their technology-specific expertise at professional meetings and conferences. We invite you to attend our technical presentations at these events, and to talk to our engineers about how EWI can help your company address its manufacturing challenges. PMA Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference Read more


Warm Forming of High-Strength Aluminum Automotive Structural Parts: A Success Story

By Hyunok Kim on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 in Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming. No Comments

EWI Forming Center has been leading the Aluminum Warm Forming Project with 12 industry partners for the past two years. The project aims to develop advanced and practical warm forming technology for high-strength aluminum automotive structures.    In January 2018, the project team successfully implemented advanced and practical warm forming technology to produce high-strength andRead more


Sheet Metal Welding Conference 2018 — Call for Papers

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, In-Process Monitoring, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

The AWS Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC XVIII) has announced its call for papers on the topic of  “Welding Solutions for Lightweight Vehicle Production.” The conference, sponsored in partnership with EWI and  ALAW, will be held October 17-18, 2018, in Livonia, Michigan. According to Jerry Gould, EWI Senior Technical Advisor and SMWC Technical Co-chair, topicsRead more


New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration. No Comments

Casting is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by additive manufacturing (AM).  Costs for AM are continuing to decrease while material performance and the number of available materials continue to increase.  For small production runs with long lead times, it is possible additive manufacturing is preferred solutionRead more