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Structural Integrity of Underwater Pipelines

Posted by Bill Mohr | January 17 2017

Subsea pipelines connect much of the other offshore oil and gas infrastructure, carrying fluids to and from wells, platforms and loading and unloading stations. The remoteness of these lines makes their structural integrity particularly important to plan for at the design and fabrication stage.

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In-process Monitoring and Detection of Cross-contamination in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing – New Article

Posted by Rebecca Gurk | January 16 2017

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.

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Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Implantable Device Manufacturing

Posted by Aaron Haines | January 4 2017
The implementation of additive manufacturing processes in medical manufacturing has grown exponentially in recent years. With the FDA’s recently released 3D medical device draft guidelines, it is clear that the technology will continue to play a major role in medical technology advancement. Each year, additively manufactured medical devices become more prevalent as new innovations are introduced. By 2020, the global 3D-printed medical device market is expected to reach over $2 billion. To provide a concise state-of-the-technology overview, EWI has created a new eguide, Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Implantable Device Manufacturing. The guide explores the material and process developments—both current and in…

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Random Bin Picking in Industrial Automation — New Paper

Posted by Rebecca Gurk | January 3 2017

Recent advances in robotic technology have allowed manufacturers to use automated bin picking for increasingly challenging applications to improve overall productivity. These applications can be divided into three cases based on the degrees of freedom of motion of the parts in a bin.

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Nucor-Yamato Steel is New EWI Member Company

Posted by Beth Sharb | December 28 2016
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, and various other structural shapes. It is the largest structural steel mill in the Western Hemisphere.    

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