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.      


New Paper — Hybrid Ultrasonic Spot Welding of High Strength Materials

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI recently completed a study comparing the hybrid process to ultrasonic metal welding, focusing on joining aluminum 6061 to itself. The results of this research are discussed in a new paper by EWI Applications Engineer Lindsey Lindamood.


EWI Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Careers, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI held two special programs on October 6 to mark Manufacturing Day 2017, a nationwide day of events that highlight the importance of manufacturing in the American economy and workplace. In the morning, several officials from the State of Ohio visited EWI’s Columbus facility to dedicate our newly installed, 330-ton servo press. In attendance wereRead more


OMEGA is New EWI Member

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, October 16th, 2017 in EWI – Company. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome OMEGA Engineering of  Sunbury, OH, to EWI membership. This Ohio branch of OMEGA Engineering, Inc. (Norwalk, CT) supplies pressure and load transducers. Since OMEGA’s inception in 1962, the company has grown from manufacturing a single product line of thermocouples to offering more than 100,000 state-of-the-art products for measurement and control ofRead more


EWI Forming Center Workshop Highlights Advancements, New Capabilities

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

The annual EWI Forming Center Workshop was held on October 5 at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Industry leaders convened to share knowledge and discuss applications, advances, and challenges related to sheet metal forming. The event, geared largely towards the automotive industry, featured presentations from Honda, Aida, KTH, AK Steel, AMAG, Fuchs, AutoForm, and others.Read more


New paper: In-Process Monitoring Techniques for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, September 29th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

The development of in-process monitoring techniques for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) and other metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes is the first step towards advancing quality control methodologies for industrial application. This paper provides an overview of EWI’s work in evaluating different monitoring techniques and their applicability for inclusion in commercial L-PBF systems.


EWI GreenSeal™ Returns to Pack Expo 2017

By Beth Sharb on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Last year at Pack Expo 2016, EWI unveiled the newest innovation in ultrasonic packaging. This year, we’ll be back at Pack Expo demonstrating how EWI GreenSeal™ can improve your package performance, lower material usage, and enjoy significant savings. EWI’s narrower ultrasonic sealing technology produces a more effective seal that increases shelf life, eliminates the need forRead more


EWI Workshops, Courses, and Events for Fall 2017

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, Packaging, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce our fall events calendar. We hope you will be able to join us at one more of these upcoming events. For information about a specific date, click on the event name below. To view EWI’s full schedule, visit https://ewi.org/events. EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Fall Meeting September 19Read more