EWI to Launch New Aerospace Forming Consortium in May

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Space Exploration. No Comments

The aerospace industry increasingly experiences needs for new materials applications, such as fiber-metal laminates/metal-matrix composites and new aluminum/titanium/nickel alloys. A major challenge for the aerospace industry is to ensure that product manufacturing processes are adaptable enough to handle these new materials. The challenge is also to integrate these new materials technologies with existing forming processesRead more


Manifold & Phalor Joins EWI as New Member

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 in Arc Welding, Forming, Mechanical Design, Membership. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome EWI’s newest member Manifold & Phalor, Inc. The company, based in Canal Winchester, OH, supplies OEM components large and small from raw stock, castings, forgings, and fabricated products. Its  repair services range from simple re-weld and machining to design and manufacture of complex replacement parts.  


Warm Forming of High-Strength Aluminum Automotive Structural Parts: A Success Story

By Hyunok Kim on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 in Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming. No Comments

EWI Forming Center has been leading the Aluminum Warm Forming Project with 12 industry partners for the past two years. The project aims to develop advanced and practical warm forming technology for high-strength aluminum automotive structures.    In January 2018, the project team successfully implemented advanced and practical warm forming technology to produce high-strength andRead more


Sheet Metal Welding Conference 2018 — Call for Papers

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, In-Process Monitoring, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

The AWS Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC XVIII) has announced its call for papers on the topic of  “Welding Solutions for Lightweight Vehicle Production.” The conference, sponsored in partnership with EWI and  ALAW, will be held October 17-18, 2018, in Livonia, Michigan. According to Jerry Gould, EWI Senior Technical Advisor and SMWC Technical Co-chair, topicsRead more


SMS is New EWI Member

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Flexible Automation, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing. No Comments

We are pleased welcome SMS Group, Inc., to EWI membership. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, the global corporation provides plant construction and mechanical engineering services to the steel and nonferrous metals industry.  To learn more about SMS, visit www.sms-group.com.    


Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Forum for Auto Industry Hosted Recently by EWI

By Beth Sharb on Monday, October 30th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

On October 19, EWI hosted an industry-wide workshop in Detroit to discuss current technical challenges in materials joining and metal forming.  The underlying theme for the workshop was the recently completed NIST-funded Comprehensive Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap, developed in concert with several joining and forming experts. One objective of the workshop was toRead more


EWI Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Careers, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI held two special programs on October 6 to mark Manufacturing Day 2017, a nationwide day of events that highlight the importance of manufacturing in the American economy and workplace. In the morning, several officials from the State of Ohio visited EWI’s Columbus facility to dedicate our newly installed, 330-ton servo press. In attendance wereRead more


EWI Forming Center Workshop Highlights Advancements, New Capabilities

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

The annual EWI Forming Center Workshop was held on October 5 at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Industry leaders convened to share knowledge and discuss applications, advances, and challenges related to sheet metal forming. The event, geared largely towards the automotive industry, featured presentations from Honda, Aida, KTH, AK Steel, AMAG, Fuchs, AutoForm, and others.Read more