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


SMS is New EWI Member

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Flexible Automation, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing. No Comments

We are pleased welcome SMS Group, Inc., to EWI membership. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, the global corporation provides plant construction and mechanical engineering services to the steel and nonferrous metals industry.  To learn more about SMS, visit www.sms-group.com.    


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


Why does metal vibrate differently than plastic?

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, July 10th, 2017 in Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Materials Engineering, Plastics Joining. No Comments

EWI Applications Engineer Miranda Marcus recently answered a question posed on the Q&A website Quora.com, “Why does metal vibrate differently than plastic?” Her short essay, picked up online by Forbes.com, uses the spring and dashpot model to clearly illustrate how the materials react differently to applied force and the structural reasons for the reactions. ToRead more


STC Projects in 2017 — Focus on Inspection of Dissimilar Metal Welds

By Bill Mohr on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas, Structural Integrity. No Comments

The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC) is beginning a new project to evaluate the relative accuracy and reliability of nondestructive evaluation methods for the inspection of dissimilar metal welds (DMWs). This work is important as the oil and gas industry is increasing its use of corrosion-resistant alloys. While radiographic testing can reliablyRead more


Rescheduled: EWI Webinar on Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications is Now May 4

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Design, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Originally scheduled for April 4, EWI’s free webinar on Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications has been rescheduled for May 4, 2017, from 1:00-2:00pm EDT. This online seminar will be presented by Dave Workman from the EWI Resistance and Solid-State Processes group. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly interested in the use of aluminum as lightweight material to meet today’sRead more


Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications — Free EWI Webinar

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal Composites, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

On May 4, 2017, EWI will offer a free webinar, Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications. The online event will be presented by Dave Workman from EWI’s Resistance and Solid-State Processes group. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly interested in the use of aluminum as lightweight material to meet today’s CAFE standards. The welding of aluminum components, however,Read more


State-of-the-art Joining Methods for Nitinol Shape-memory Alloy — New Paper

By Tim Frech on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices, Space Exploration. No Comments

With applications in multiple industries including medical, sustainable energy, and aerospace, nitinol is one of the most commonly used shape-memory alloys. To take full advantage of nitinol’s shape-memory characteristics, corrosion resistance, and super-elasticity, manufacturers must understand how to join this unique material without detrimentally affecting the properties that make it so attractive. EWI developed aRead more


Joining of Steel to Titanium with Interlayers — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Metal Composites. No Comments

As manufacturers turn to multi-material designs to meet the ever-growing demands on their products, many are faced with the challenge of how to join dissimilar materials. Using traditional joining techniques, metallurgical incompatibilities of certain material combinations have greatly limited the performance and viability of many dissimilar joints. In order to achieve maximum performance from aRead more