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OSU Students Receive Welding Engineering Awards

Posted by | March 23 2017

William Evans, a student in The Ohio State University’s Welding Engineering Program, has won the 2017 EWI Award.

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State-of-the-art Joining Methods for Nitinol Shape-memory Alloy — New Paper

Posted by | March 21 2017
With applications in multiple industries including medical, sustainable energy, and aerospace, nitinol is one of the most commonly used shape-memory alloys. To take full advantage of nitinol’s shape-memory characteristics, corrosion resistance, and super-elasticity, manufacturers must understand how to join this unique material without detrimentally affecting the properties that make it so attractive. EWI developed a welding process to join nitinol to stainless steel over a decade ago and was recently asked to support a research partner’s program focused on developing mechanical actuators for aircraft wing and rudder control surfaces. A new paper, State-of-the-art Joining Methods for Nitinol Shape-memory Alloy discusses multiple…

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EWI welcomes thyssenKrupp Bilstein to membership

Posted by | March 20 2017
  Founded in 1873 in Germany, thyssenkrupp Bilstein is a world leader in shock absorber technology, as well as a partner in the motor sports and tuning sector. The company has production facilities in Europe, North America, and China, and is part of the internation thyssenkrupp Group. Welcome to EWI!    

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EWI Helps Tablet Manufacturer Incorporate Cobotics in Production

Posted by | March 16 2017

When the New York-based company Bak USA decided to enhance and expand its production facility, it turned to EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works team for a strategic evaluation of its operations.

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Putting EWI’s Innovative Frog-repair Solution to the Test

Posted by | March 15 2017
  In his blog Who Let the Frogs Out?, my colleague Marc Purslow wrote about EWI’s innovative work to automate the repair of austenitic manganese steel (AMS) frogs; the special trackwork components used by railroads to allow track to converge, diverge, or cross. In this Phase I project sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), EWI developed an automated flux cored arc welding (FCAW) repair process, repaired a damaged frog, and sent it to the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, CO to undergo simulated in-service testing. The performance of the repaired frog in TTCI’s test track far exceeded…

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