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.


EWI Expands Direct Metal Laser-Sintering Technology AGAIN!

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce the acquisition of its second EOS direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS™) system, an additive manufacturing (AM) technology with the capacity to fuse metal powder into 3D components.  The newest addition to the EWI AM family is the EOS M290 DMLS System including EOSTATE MeltPool which delivers high-resolution data for process development andRead more


EWI to Offer Fundamentals of Welding Course in August and October

By Beth Sharb on Friday, July 28th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Laser Processing, Microjoining, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI will offer its frequently requested “Fundamentals of Welding” class for professionals two more times in 2018.  This five-day course, geared toward engineers and technicians, provides an overview of the various aspects of welding technology. The course is organized into modules discussing welding processes (arc, high-energy density, and non-arc), welding metallurgy and weldability, welding design and testingRead more


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


EWI’s Additive Manufacturing Consortium

By Frank Medina on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In 2010, EWI established the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) as a national consortium of industry, government, academic, and non-profit research organizations. The AMC’s mission is to accelerate and advance the manufacturing readiness of metal AM technology. The specific goals of the AMC are to: 1) foster technical interchange by presenting timely case studies and currentRead more


Welcome to New EWI Member Optonicus

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in Consumer Electronics, Control Technologies, Defense, Government, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Optonicus is a new member of EWI. The company, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is focused on the research, development, and marketing of intelligent optical systems used by commercial and government organizations. The company’s INFOCO product family of intelligent fiber collimators and arrays is used to improve performance for atmospheric imaging, laser communications,Read more


Laser Ultrasonic Testing: An EnLIGHTening Advancement in NDE — new paper

By Lindsey Lindamood on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Aerospace, First Time Quality, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Laser ultrasonic testing (LUT) is a powerful inspection technology capable of detecting flaws such as cracks and delaminations while simultaneously determining material density and elastic properties. While LUT has traditionally been used for aerospace applications and with structural composites, advances in the technology now make it well-suited to an array of other industry applications. ARead more


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.


Recently Published: Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft

By Darlene Kerr on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, EWI Published Papers, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI  Technology Leader Stan Ream has published an article in Industrial Laser Solutions magazine, “Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft,” Find out how a new, commercial application uses laser paint stripping as a cost-effective alternative to the hazardous, environmentally unfriendly, current practices for military and commercial aircraft depainting. The article is available online at the IndustrialRead more