AMC Welcomes New Members: 3D Systems and ArcelorMittal

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 in EWI – Company. No Comments

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium, operated by EWI, is pleased to introduce these companies to AMC membership: 3D Systems, the originator of 3D printing and innovator of 3D solutions, combines its plastic and metal 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and end-to-end manufacturing software solutions for industry including aerospace, automotive, and consumer goods. Headquartered in Rock Hill, SC, the companyRead more


Methods of Polymer Weld Quality Evaluation — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Joining, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

There are many options available for evaluating the quality of polymer welds. It can be a challenge to select the best one for your application. Yet, choosing the appropriate evaluation method is an essential step in the development and production maintenance of a welding process. Recently EWI conducted research to compare several quantitative and qualitative polymer weld quality evaluationRead more


EWI Welcomes Ring Precision Components to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 in EWI – Company, Forming, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices. No Comments

Ring Precision Components has recently joined EWI Membership. The company manufactures custom components for a wide variety of markets including injection molding, munitions, medical-pharmaceutical, compaction, steel stamping and metal forming industries.


Competing in an Era of Rapid Change: Accelerate Your Product Development with EWI

By Jon Jennings on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 in EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

A manufacturing revolution is upon us. Product performance requirements are increasingly more stringent, while consumers are demanding products that are lighter, smaller, stronger and longer-lasting. New technologies are changing the way materials are used, and new materials are pushing the envelope on technology development. And, manufacturers across all industries are under increasing pressure to reduceRead more


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


AAF Flanders Joins EWI Membership!

By Heidi Wilson on Monday, June 4th, 2018 in EWI – Company. No Comments

AAF Flanders manufactures air filtration designed to remove and control airborne particulates and gaseous contaminants in residential, commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation and nuclear power applications. With its global headquarters located in Louisville, Kentucky, the company operates production, warehousing and distribution facilities in 22 countries across four continents.


How to Develop Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters for Your Product

By John Conway on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

There is no “machinist handbook” for creating products with metal additive manufacturing (AM). With seven distinct AM process categories, an expanding base of compatible materials, and a wide range of process inputs, there is no one-size-fits-all way to figure out the right process parameters for a part. How can manufacturers get the help they needRead more