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Recently Published: Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center

Posted by | April 19 2018
EWI Graduate Fellow, Amin Moghaddas, along with EWI colleagues, Matt Short, Nick Wiley, Karl Graff, and an OSU co-author were recently published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering. “Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center,” focuses on transitioning the ultrasonic-assisted drilling (UAD) process from a laboratory to a production system compatible with automated machining systems. This work details the design and development of an ultrasonic drilling module and reviews prior work in UAD, including the development of a module based on a vibration-isolating case using a standard tool holder. EWI Members…

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Sealing Devices Inc. joins EWI as New Member

Posted by | April 16 2018
We are pleased to welcome new EWI member Sealing Devices Inc.  The company is one of the largest, privately-held manufacturers, converters, and distributors of innovative sealing and gasket products in North America. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, NY, Sealing Devices provides products to industrial OEM customers worldwide.      

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EWI to Launch New Aerospace Forming Consortium in May

Posted by | April 11 2018
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 processes or novel forming technologies. Advanced manufacturing technologies and value-added practices in design and production are important for the aerospace industry to reduce manufacturing costs and produce excellent quality and high-value aerospace vehicles. The materials and processes being used in the aerospace industry are often very…

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How do you assess your best options before making big production investments?

Posted by | April 10 2018
Implementing change at any stage of design, development, or operations can present challenges. Whether you are looking to join dissimilar materials, need to assess the impact of material and process selection, or want to evaluate the feasibility of a new technology—it is important to have a clear plan before implementing change. That’s where consulting with a collaborative, unbiased partner like EWI can make a big impact, guiding you through the change process, reducing risk and increasing your chances of success. Among other things, EWI can: Examine current capabilities to determine technological or process gaps and goals, Review your design for…

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EWI Welcomes New Member Company Aptiv

Posted by | April 6 2018
Aptiv is a global technology company that delivers software capabilities, advanced computing platforms and networking architecture solutions for the future of mobility. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Aptiv operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers, in 45 countries.  

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