The State of Heavy Manufacturing Industries: An Overview

By Aaron Haines on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 in Corporate Blog, Heavy Industry. No Comments

Facing uneven demand and competition from imports, heavy manufacturers are looking to expand into new markets, grow into foreign markets, and implement innovative technologies to improve efficiency and control costs. As they do, fierce competition, product customization, and cost reductions are just a few of the things top of mind.

New Paper on Optimizing L-PBF Process with Numerical Modeling

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Corporate Blog, Modeling Simulation, Structural Integrity. No Comments

Laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is an additive manufacturing process in which a three-dimensional component is built using a layer-by-layer approach. Highly localized heating and repeated thermal cycles induce temperature gradients in the part, resulting in residual stresses and deformation. Cracking, porosity, and lack of fusion may also occur. While the L-PBF process can beRead more

Guide to Meeting Emerging Trends in Medical Device Manufacturing

By Aaron Haines on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

Meeting the needs of a dynamically changing market requires an understanding of the factors driving demand. Whether that demand is due to changing consumer preferences, emerging markets, or increasing regulations, the global medical device industry must be able to adapt quickly in order to deliver innovative new devices.

EWI Offers Professional Training for Engineers

By Linda Holmes on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in Arc Welding, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Friction Process, Laser Processing. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce its spring offerings for professional education and training. The following classes will be take place at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio:   Fundamentals of Welding Engineering March 07 – 11, 2016 Fundamentals and Applications of Sheet Metal Forming April 07, 2016 Introduction to Laser Welding April 21, 2016   Registration is nowRead more

EWI Forming Center: Technology Workshop Report

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Corporate Blog, Events, Featured, Heavy Industry. No Comments

In October 2015, the EWI Forming Center hosted a well-attended Technology Workshop at EWI in Columbus, Ohio. The event provided a forum for industry experts to discuss current forming challenges for the manufacturing industry. Dr. Hyunok Kim, Director of the Forming Center, has written an overview of the center’s capabilities and initiatives and included aRead more

Just Published: Finite Element Creep-Fatigue Analysis of a Welded Furnace Roll for Identifying Failure Root

By Darlene Kerr on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 in Corporate Blog. No Comments

EWI principal engineers Yu-Ping Yang and Bill Mohr were published in the November issue of the Journal of Materials Engineering & Technology.   In “Finite Element Creep-Fatigue Analysis of a Welded Furnace Roll for Identifying Failure Root,” the authors focus  on preventing the failure of engineering components operating under high temperature and cyclic loading.  Finite element analyses, including aRead more