Results of NIST-sponsored Study on Future of Materials Joining and Forming Now Available

By Tom McGaughy on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Plastics Joining, Soldering and Brazing. No Comments

EWI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently completed an exhaustive, two-year study to identify and prioritize technology development needs in materials joining and forming technologies and provide key recommendations to increase competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. This study — possibly the most in-depth national review and assessment of these essential manufacturing capabilities conducted toRead more


Development of Intelligent Servo-Controlled Forming Technology — New Paper

By Hyunok Kim on Monday, May 15th, 2017 in Aerospace, Automotive, Forming, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Designers are adopting new high-performance alloys to create innovative and reliable products while simultaneously reducing cost; however, forming these unique materials can be challenging. As a result, U.S. manufacturers require new forming approaches to stay globally competitive. To address this need, the EWI Forming Center is developing an intelligent servo-controlled forming process that integrates nondestructiveRead more


Introducing a National Roadmap for the Future of Materials Joining and Forming — A Free EWI Webinar

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Microjoining, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Last month EWI issued “Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies,” an overview describing the comprehensive NIST-funded study conducted by EWI to identify and prioritize the top joining and forming challenges within the manufacturing industry. To share the results and recommendations of this timely report, EWI will present an online seminar, Introducing aRead more


Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies — A New Report

By Tom McGaughy on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plastics Joining, Rail, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Recently, EWI led the development of the first comprehensive U.S. Advanced Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap under a program funded by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The goal of this two-year effort was to develop a prioritized list of research and development topics aimedRead more


Nucor-Yamato Steel is New EWI Member Company

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 in Arc Welding, Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Membership, Modeling & Simulation. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome Nucor-Yamato Steel Company as new EWI member. Formed in 1987 with the goal of operating a steel mini-mill to manufacturing wide-flange beams, Nucor-Yamato Steel now has the capacity to produce over 2.5 million tons per year of not only wide-flange beams, but also H-piling, sheet piling, standard I-beams, channels, andRead more


EWI Forming Center Expands Technical Capabilities, Hosts Workshop

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The EWI Forming Center is focused on developing innovative forming processes, tooling, and equipment to increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, and strives to provide a valuable technology, knowledge, and training base for industry. Since its launch in 2012, the Center has conducted a number of innovative research projects, and has continuously grown its capabilities.Read 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’s High Impact Capabilities for Defense Manufacturers

By Paul Blomquist on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, Events, Flexible Automation, Forming, Government, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI’s array of technical capabilities and equipment combined with unparalleled process development expertise provide a clear competitive advantage for defense manufacturers seeking to address rising challenges. No other technology innovation center offers as broad a suite of centralized services for manufacturing companies looking to improve and optimize their production processes. For a look into thisRead more


Another Successful Workshop Hosted by EWI Forming Center

By Beth Sharb on Friday, October 28th, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Forming, Government, Heavy Manufacturing, Materials Engineering. No Comments

On October 12-13, EWI welcomed nearly 100 participants for the annual EWI Forming Center Workshop on Advanced Sheet Metal Forming Technology. Presented in conjunction with The Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming, the workshop included 10 technical presentations and exhibitors. EWI Forming Center members and guests enjoyed a full day of presentations on Thursday,Read more