EWI Forming Center is pleased to have received one of nine grants from the Edison Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP), managed by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). The grant will allow EWI Forming Center to establish a material formability testing service to assist domestic suppliers to produce lightweight components and utilize advanced forming technologies.
Current testing methods are insufficient for the new generation of lightweight materials. This new service will test lightweight materials and their performance in manufacturing and production environments in order to establish practical and reliable testing methods for industry. The EWI Forming Center’s expertise will result in faster time to market for new lightweight materials and products by allowing better design of manufacturing processes and reduction in new product development trial and error times.
In collaboration with The Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming (OSU-CPF) the EWI Forming Center’s project team also includes Honda R&D Americas, KTH and Shiloh, three Ohio manufacturers which will provide significant financial and technical support to this program as cost share partners. The proposed program will yield a range of commercially available products and services to support the domestic metal forming industry.
Congratulations to the entire project team!