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ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Joins EWI Membership

Posted by | August 9 2018
ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing), a Manufacturing USA® institute, has recently joined EWI membership. ARM accelerates the advancement of transformative robotic technologies and education to grow U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 by Carnegie Mellon University, ARM operates as a separate non-profit member collaborative.

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Introducing EWI’s New Inspection Development and Deployment Service

Posted by | August 8 2018
Is your company challenged by costly destructive testing, new product designs that are difficult to inspect, productivity loss due to quarantined or scrapped materials, a high level of human error, or a lack inspection expertise? EWI recently introduced a new service for Inspection Development and Deployment. This offering is specifically designed to meet customers’ needs for increased quality and reduce risks of failure, and can be applied to a broad range of manufacturing applications. The Inspection Development and Deployment approach considers the full scope of a customer’s challenges across a series of phases, from ideation to final deployment. It also examines challenges across three…

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EWI is Pleased to Welcome Photon Automation, Inc. to Membership

Posted by | July 31 2018
EWI welcomes Photon Automation, Inc. to membership. The company designs and develops automated systems for a variety of manufacturing applications by incorporating advanced manufacturing technologies, including lasers, vision systems, precision measurement devices, and robotics for their customer base. Photon Automation has three locations in Indiana.

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A New Testing Method for Edge Cracking — new paper

Posted by | July 30 2018
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. This creates a localized area that exhibits different mechanical properties than the rest of the blank, making simulation predictions of edge cracking of AHSS challenging. The current ISO standard for edge-cracking evaluation has limitations.  A New Testing Method for Edge Cracking, co-authored by Project Engineer Laura Thornton Zoller…

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EWI is Partner in New Alliance to Promote Advanced Material and AM Development

Posted by | July 27 2018
EWI is among the founding partners of the new Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education Alliance (AMIDE). The alliance, announced this week by Vartega and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, was formed by a group of industry and academic partners as the result of a grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The aim of the AMIDE Alliance is to create an ecosystem for materials development and testing through investment in equipment and resources that will help accelerate advanced materials development for AM and training of skilled workers. These goals will be accomplished through the…

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