Notes from the Winter 2018 AMC Meeting

By Rutuja Samant on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) held its 2018 Winter Meeting February 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. The meeting was jointly hosted by Honeywell and Raytheon with over 140 consortium members and invited guests in attendance. The 3-day event featured tours of Arizona State University’s (ASU) material characterization labs hosted by Dr. Nikhilesh Chawla and of Honeywell’s newly openedRead more


Cybersecurity Co-op Program Developed by EWI Launches in Virginia

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, January 19th, 2018 in Defense, EWI – Company, Government, Technology Innovation. No Comments

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has closed on a $509,000+ grant to the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority to implement a cybersecurity pilot program designed to create jobs in the cybersecurity field. The project, developed by EWI, will serve to mentor students to learn network monitoring skills through an on-the-job training cooperative aimed at assisting small and medium size manufacturers.


EWI associates to meet with attendees at DMC 2017

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Control Technologies, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Government, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

As in past years, EWI will be well represented at the upcoming Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, FL,  December 4-7. Several  associates will present technical research during the conference, and our staff will also be on hand to meet with colleagues, customers, and companies interested in using EWI’s services to address defense manufacturing challenges. If you plan to  attend DMC 2017, weRead 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


Increasing Weld Penetration with Unique Process Can Improve GTAW

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Manufacturing Technology, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Ian Harris, EWI Technical Director of Aerospace Solutions, recently published an article titled Detailing DeepTIG: How Increased Weld Penetration Can Improve GTAW Results. Co-authored with Yehuda Baskin and Philip A. Baskin, the article appears in the July-August 2017 issue of Practical Welding Today. A patented process called EWI DeepTIG uses specialized metal oxides to increase weld penetration inRead more


Servotronics is New EWI Member

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in Aerospace, Composites Joining, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Manufacturing, Medical Devices. No Comments

EWI is pleased to welcome new member  Servotronics, Inc. Based in Elma, NY, the company manufactures, designs, and develops high-quality components, systems, and sub-systems. The products include servocontrol valves, torque motors, actuators, pressure regulators, metallic seals, and many other products which are used in applications for space, military, and commercial aircraft; helicopters; ground vehicles; testRead more


New Paper – Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding of Copper-nickel Pipe Joints

By Nick Kapustka on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Defense, EWI – Company. No Comments

Copper-nickel alloys are often used in shipbuilding for applications such as tanks, seawater and freshwater piping, and numerous other structures. Copper-nickel pipe joints are typically welded with manual gas tungsten arc welding; however, inherently slow travel speeds and low deposition rates impede productivity. The implementation of pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P) could yield significantRead more


Just Published: Computer-Aided Programming for Robotic Welding

By Darlene Kerr on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Defense, EWI – Company, Government. No Comments

Congratulations to EWI Senior Project Manager Harvey Castner and his colleague Jeff Penoyer at Wolf Robotics for their published article in June 2017 issue of Welding Journal. Their article, “Computer-Aided Programming for Robotic Welding,” explores how new technologies eliminate automation cost barriers and enable automated robot programming, benefitting low-volume industries such as shipbuilding.  Specifically, theRead more


Welcome to New EWI Member Optonicus

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in Consumer Electronics, Control Technologies, Defense, Government, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Optonicus is a new member of EWI. The company, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is focused on the research, development, and marketing of intelligent optical systems used by commercial and government organizations. The company’s INFOCO product family of intelligent fiber collimators and arrays is used to improve performance for atmospheric imaging, laser communications,Read more