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


Ultrasonic Metal Foil Additive Manufacturing Explained

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Ultrasonic metal foil additive manufacturing is a technology that was pioneered by Fabrisonic, an affiliate of EWI. It uses ultrasonic welding to build up metal parts layer by layer – a low-temperature, solid-state process that can produce 3D-printed parts as large as 6’ x 6’ square. Recently, Fabrisonic President Mark Norfolk gave a terrific explanationRead 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


EWI Welcomes New Member J.M. Canty

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Heavy Industry. No Comments

J.M. Canty, Inc. is a process engineering company with facilities in Buffalo (NY) and Dublin (Ireland). This new EWI member manufactures lighting, sight glasses, cameras, sight flow indicators, quick opening closures, glass to metal seals, vision-based process control systems, and particles sizing systems for a variety of industries including the pharmaceutical, cement, oil & gas,Read more


Building Fiber Optic Strain Sensor into Metal Components — New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI and its affiliate Fabrisonic LLC have pioneered a unique system that utilizes ultrasonic additive manufacturing (a hybrid additive and subtractive manufacturing process) to inlay sensors into system parts as they are being built. The early success of the technology is prompting further study and shows great promise for advancements in the manufacture of sensing systems


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.    


Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Forum for Auto Industry Hosted Recently by EWI

By Beth Sharb on Monday, October 30th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

On October 19, EWI hosted an industry-wide workshop in Detroit to discuss current technical challenges in materials joining and metal forming.  The underlying theme for the workshop was the recently completed NIST-funded Comprehensive Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap, developed in concert with several joining and forming experts. One objective of the workshop was toRead more


First Solar joins EWI as new member

By Christine Filippetti on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome First Solar, Inc., to EWI membership. The company’s North American manufacturing facility is located in Perrysburg, OH. First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, and constructed many of the world’s largest grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power plants in operation today.