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EWI to Host a Technical Seminar on Surface Engineering, March 28, 2012

By Jerry Gould on Friday, March 16th, 2012

EWI has been hosting a series of technical seminars on a range of critical manufacturing topics.  The next in this series is a technical seminar on surface engineering.  Surface engineering is seen as a key enabling technology for the optimization of multi-materials systems.  Surface engineering can facilitate best application specific materials attributes in achieving solutions to engineering problems.  The EWI Technical Seminar on Surface Engineering will address an array of topical issues.  These will focus on surface cladding, surface alloying, surface sculpting, and testing of resultant surfaces.  The majority of the talks will address specific cladding approaches and technologies.  These will include approaches for applying dissimilar metal clads, as well as both organic and ceramic overlays.  Some specific technologies to be addressed include use of inorganic coatings, arc welding approaches for hard facing, thermal spray processes, cold spray approaches, resistance seam cladding, laser cladding, ceramic coatings, and electro-spark deposition approaches.  Surface alloying methods described will include laser and furnace processing.  Testing discussions will cover tribological, corrosion, and fatigue evaluation approaches.  The presentations themselves will be made by both a number of EWI experts, as well as external researchers in the field.

There is still time to register for this technical seminar.  More information can be found at the following link:

Or, please call one of our conference chairs:

Dr. Ian Harris

Technology Leader, Arc Welding Processes

ph:  614-688-5131



 Dr. Jerry E. Gould

Technology Leader, Resistance and Solid State Welding

ph:  614-688-5121


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