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Vehicle Electrification: An EWI Industrial Initiative

Vehicle electrification – once considered a trend related primarily to the manufacturing and assembly of batteries – now affects nearly every aspect of today’s vehicles. As the demand for vehicle electrification rapidly increases, manufacturers and suppliers face an array of engineering challenges. Responding to the auto industry’s need to develop and deploy new concepts quickly, […]

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New Paper – Joining Challenges in the Manufacture of Motors for Electric Vehicles – Stator Winding Assemblies

Stator windings in traction motors for electric vehicles are created by joining multiple short copper wire sections. Current joining approaches for these multiple copper wire sections lack the productivity for high volume manufacturing, require an increased amount of copper for assembly, and risk reduced joint strength due to softened copper from extended thermal cycles. In […]

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New paper – Material Joining Challenges in Cable & Wiring Systems of EV-HEVs

Electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technology is rapidly evolving. Technological advances now push change not only in battery systems but in cable and wiring systems as well. Complex electrical distribution systems within EV and HEV engines are driving cutting-edge R&D in materials joining, wire harness and cable network designs, and more. Tech […]

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New Paper — Vehicle Electrification: Analysis of Current Challenges

The electrification of automobiles, trucks, and busses – once considered a technology related primarily to the manufacturing and assembly of batteries – now affects nearly every aspect of today’s vehicles. As the demand for vehicle electrification rapidly increases, manufacturing engineers face an array of engineering challenges. To help manufacturers deploy new concepts more efficiently, EWI […]

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Microstructural Evolution in IN718 Produced by L-PBF Additive Manufacturing — new paper

The additive manufacturing (AM) process laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is applied frequently to build complex, shaped parts. The process uses a laser beam to melt metallic powders which are then deposited layer by layer. As the range of metals and alloys for L-PBF continues to expand, the characteristics of these new materials need to […]

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New EWI Guide to the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

As the demand for electric and hybrid electric vehicles continues to increase, automotive OEMs and suppliers face an array of engineering challenges. Every major system in a car – from battery to wire harness through powertrain – is affected by the transition. Methods of welding, joining, testing, and inspection all must be re-evaluated as newer, […]

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Magna Cosma International Joins EWI Membership

EWI welcomes Magna Cosma International to membership. The global company provides a comprehensive range of metal body systems, components, assemblies and modules, including complete vehicle frames, with the goal of bringing lightweight and innovative products to market. Headquartered in Canada, the organization has locations throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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EWI Surface Engineering Survey Reveals Need for More R&D

At EWI, we engage with various industries through our broad client base.  We see, first hand, the diversity of challenges faced by manufacturers in all sectors. As a result, our engineering teams have the opportunity to participate in a diversity of technology development projects and provide innovative manufacturing solutions across industry. EWI also works proactively […]

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EWI Forming Center Associates Publish Three New Papers from IDDRG

Three associates in the EWI Forming Center recently published papers in the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. These papers were presented at  the International Deep Drawing Research Group 37th Annual Conference, June 2018, in Waterloo, Ontario. Tom Feister, Applications Engineer, Failure Predictions in Warm Forming of 7075-T6 Aluminum Structural Parts Hyunok Kim, EWI Forming […]

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EWI Surveys Automotive Industry on Vehicle Electrification

Vehicle electrification is not the wave of the future – it’s the wave of the present! With approximately 2 million electric vehicles in use globally today and estimates of up to 20 million on the road by 2020, the manufacture of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles (EVs and HEVs) is top of mind for automotive OEMs […]

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