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.


EWI Accelerates 3D Printing of Metal Matrix Composites — New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, December 19th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity, Testing Services. No Comments

As additive manufacturing (AM) technologies enable the design and creation of increasingly complex components, manufacturers are focused on developing new inspection methods to ensure quality. With expertise in all AM processes, as well as innovative nondestructive evaluation methods such as computed tomography (CT), EWI is helping manufacturers accelerate process development and implementation. A new paperRead more


Modeling of Forging and Other Bulk-forming Processes

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, First Time Quality, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Mechanical Design, Modeling & Simulation. No Comments

Many manufacturers use bulk metal forming processes such as forging and extrustion to produce complex metal components. Finite element analysis (FEA) can be used to model bulk metal-forming processes. These simulations provide information that is difficult or impossible to obtain from experimental trials, and can determine whether part defects such as unfill and laps willRead 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).


EWI Colorado Hosts Facility Premiere; Opens Doors to Statewide Audience

By Marcie Erion on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, EWI Network, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On November 9, EWI celebrated the opening of its third R&D facility, EWI Colorado. Located in Loveland at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, EWI Colorado joins labs in Ohio and New York as the company’s newest manufacturing center of excellence. More than 200 representatives from manufacturing firms and organizations, educational institutions, andRead more


Increasing Competitiveness Through Automated Nondestructive Testing — new article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, November 14th, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, NDE and Inspection, Testing Services. No Comments

To keep up with the competition, manufacturers must continually look for methods of streamlining production while maintaining product quality. Automated nondestructive testing (NDT) processes can often address both issues by decreasing overall production time and helping make best use of valuable NDT personnel. Manufacturers producing complex components or a highly varied product mix may beRead more


Improving Flaw Sizing with Ultrasonic Testing

By Ruth Sunderman on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity, Testing Services. No Comments

In the September issue of Materials Evaluation, the American Society of Nondestructive Testing’s (ASNT) monthly journal, an article was published which highlights the shortcomings of the most widely used ultrasonic testing (UT) measurement technique. In the article “Improving on the 6 dB Drop Technique for Determination of Flaw Length,” the author identifies the shortcomings ofRead more


EWI Colorado Set to Open Its Doors on November 9th

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Control Technologies, Events, EWI – Company, EWI Network, First Time Quality, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

After many months of planning and preparation, we are excited to announce the official opening of EWI Colorado, our new manufacturing center of excellence in Loveland, CO. To mark the occasion, we invite the manufacturing community to a facility premiere event on November 9, 2016. EWI’s third national laboratory is dedicated to establishing best-in-class technical capabilities in advanced quality measurement technologies.Read more


EWI: Not Your Average Test Lab

By Brad Nagy on Friday, September 30th, 2016 in First Time Quality, NDE and Inspection, Testing Services. No Comments

At EWI we have some serious testing capabilities, ranging from our 500,000 lbs-force servo-hydraulic machine to our high-precision non-contact optical surface metrology measurement equipment. While our extensive equipment list gives an indication of what we can do, EWI’s most important offering is realized when our technicians and e ngineers work together to provide comprehensive start-to-finishRead more