Finding Engineering Solutions for the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

According to trend watcher Industry Week, the number of electric cars on the road is likely to triple in the next two years – from 3.7 million last year to 13 million by the end of the decade. As the automotive industry starts to embrace vehicle electrification, there is an increasing need for smarter, moreRead more


EWI is Now Member of NextFlex Consortium for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

By Tim Frech on Friday, March 30th, 2018 in Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Flexible Electronics, Medical Devices, Microjoining. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce its membership in NextFlex, an institute of Manufacturing USA, the national initiative that focuses on emerging advanced manufacturing technologies. NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing flexible hybrid electronic (FHE) manufacturing in the USA. Flexible hybridRead 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


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