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


OSC is New EWI Member

By Christine Filippetti on Friday, July 7th, 2017 in EWI – Company, Heavy Manufacturing. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc., to  EWI membership. The company, based in Buffalo NY, offers new equipment sales, construction equipment rentals, and custom fabrication.      


EWI and Lako Partner to Commercialize New Ultrasonic Package Sealing Technology

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI and Lako Tool are pleased to announce that they have signed a licensing agreement that allows Lako to retrofit and upgrade existing vertical form-fill seal (VFFS) packaging equipment with EWI GreenSeal™ ultrasonic sealing technology. EWI’s patented new technology can create seals as narrow as 1mm, thereby delivering the packaging industry improved package performance, lowerRead more


Results of NIST-sponsored Study on Future of Materials Joining and Forming Now Available

By Tom McGaughy on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Plastics Joining, Soldering and Brazing. No Comments

EWI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently completed an exhaustive, two-year study to identify and prioritize technology development needs in materials joining and forming technologies and provide key recommendations to increase competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. This study — possibly the most in-depth national review and assessment of these essential manufacturing capabilities conducted toRead more


EWI Welcomes New Member Cincinnati Fan

By Christine Filippetti on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 in Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, Mechanical Design. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Cincinnati Fan of Mason, Ohio, has joined EWI as a new member. The company specializes in cast aluminum and fabricated steel, aluminum and stainless steel fans in the 1/4 to 125 horsepower range. Cincinnati Fan also manufactures seven sizes of the “Dust-Master Portable Dust Collectors.”    


EWI’s Additive Manufacturing Consortium

By Frank Medina on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In 2010, EWI established the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) as a national consortium of industry, government, academic, and non-profit research organizations. The AMC’s mission is to accelerate and advance the manufacturing readiness of metal AM technology. The specific goals of the AMC are to: 1) foster technical interchange by presenting timely case studies and currentRead more


New Paper – Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding of Copper-nickel Pipe Joints

By Nick Kapustka on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Defense, EWI – Company. No Comments

Copper-nickel alloys are often used in shipbuilding for applications such as tanks, seawater and freshwater piping, and numerous other structures. Copper-nickel pipe joints are typically welded with manual gas tungsten arc welding; however, inherently slow travel speeds and low deposition rates impede productivity. The implementation of pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P) could yield significantRead more


Just Published: Computer-Aided Programming for Robotic Welding

By Darlene Kerr on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Defense, EWI – Company, Government. No Comments

Congratulations to EWI Senior Project Manager Harvey Castner and his colleague Jeff Penoyer at Wolf Robotics for their published article in June 2017 issue of Welding Journal. Their article, “Computer-Aided Programming for Robotic Welding,” explores how new technologies eliminate automation cost barriers and enable automated robot programming, benefitting low-volume industries such as shipbuilding.  Specifically, theRead more