In-process Monitoring and Detection of Cross-contamination in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing – New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

New article by EWI Applications Engineer Mahdi Jamshidinia describes the use of a photodetector to identify and quantify cross-contamination during laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), as well as the use of computed tomography (CT) and metallurgical analysis to verify predictions of part quality.


Random Bin Picking in Industrial Automation — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Control Technologies, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

Recent advances in robotic technology have allowed manufacturers to use automated bin picking for increasingly challenging applications to improve overall productivity. These applications can be divided into three cases based on the degrees of freedom of motion of the parts in a bin.


Nucor-Yamato Steel is New EWI Member Company

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 in Arc Welding, Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Membership, Modeling & Simulation. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome Nucor-Yamato Steel Company as new EWI member. Formed in 1987 with the goal of operating a steel mini-mill to manufacturing wide-flange beams, Nucor-Yamato Steel now has the capacity to produce over 2.5 million tons per year of not only wide-flange beams, but also H-piling, sheet piling, standard I-beams, channels, andRead more


EWI Forming Center Expands Technical Capabilities, Hosts Workshop

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The EWI Forming Center is focused on developing innovative forming processes, tooling, and equipment to increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, and strives to provide a valuable technology, knowledge, and training base for industry. Since its launch in 2012, the Center has conducted a number of innovative research projects, and has continuously grown its capabilities.Read more


Recently Published: Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft

By Darlene Kerr on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, EWI Published Papers, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI  Technology Leader Stan Ream has published an article in Industrial Laser Solutions magazine, “Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft,” Find out how a new, commercial application uses laser paint stripping as a cost-effective alternative to the hazardous, environmentally unfriendly, current practices for military and commercial aircraft depainting. The article is available online at the IndustrialRead more


New EWI Member: Wright Medical Group

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 in Composites Joining, EWI – Company, Medical Devices. No Comments

EWI welcomes Wright Medical Group as a new member company. This global medical device company is focused on extremities and biologics, offering innovation solutions to improve the quality of life of patients worldwide. Wright is a recognized leader of surgical solutions for the upper and lower extremities, as well as the biologics market—the fastest-growing segmentsRead more


EWI Builds World-Class Additive Manufacturing Capabilites

By Steve Massey on Monday, December 5th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity. No Comments

EWI has assembled a world-class team of engineers, supported by millions of dollars in equipment, with a focus on metals additive manufacturing (AM).