A New Testing Method for Edge Cracking — new paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, July 30th, 2018 in Forming. No Comments

The increased use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in the auto industry has improved passenger safety for lighter structures using thinner gage AHSS, while maintaining strength and toughness. Edge cracking, which develops more frequently in the stamping of AHSS, is a defect that can occur in formed parts due to shearing-induced work hardening or other edge conditions.Read more


EWI Welcomes Ring Precision Components to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 in EWI – Company, Forming, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices. No Comments

Ring Precision Components has recently joined EWI Membership. The company manufactures custom components for a wide variety of markets including injection molding, munitions, medical-pharmaceutical, compaction, steel stamping and metal forming industries.


Warm Forming of High-Strength Aluminum Automotive Structural Parts — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Automotive, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation. No Comments

EWI Forming Center and 12 industry partners recently completed a joint industry project to test and engineer forming solutions for automotive lightweighting. The team’s work produced new design guidelines for a cost-effective warm-forming solution for aluminum alloys.


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.