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The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Research Progress for 2017

Posted by | December 8 2017
The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC) brings together companies interested in furthering research and addressing technical needs related to materials and welding with the goal of enhancing the safety,reliability, and integrity of infrastructure for the energy industry. STC members include major oil and gas companies; steel makers; engineering procurement, construction, and installation companies (EPCIs); fabricators; and welding consumable suppliers from around the world. The results of the STC's joint industry projects provide valuable insight into optimized welding approaches and selection of materials to ensure adequate in-service performance, and updated guidance on performing engineering integrity assessments for offshore infrastructure. Several STC…

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Enhance Your Manufacturing Competitiveness with EWI Membership

Posted by | December 5 2017
Manufacturers in all industrial sectors seek to increase their competitive advantage and innovate faster. However, not everyone has access to the advanced manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise that can enable them to do so. Often these businesses turn to EWI when they need advisory, technology development, or implementation services to complete a project. They know they can rely on us to provide both objectivity and deep knowledge across a broad base of technologies. But like many manufacturers, you may be looking for more than a one-shot service provider. If what you want is an ongoing, supportive partnership with expert consultants, direct access to laboratory resources, and…

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EWI associates to meet with attendees at DMC 2017

Posted by | November 29 2017
As in past years, EWI will be well represented at the upcoming Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, FL,  December 4-7. Several  associates will present technical research during the conference, and our staff will also be on hand to meet with colleagues, customers, and companies interested in using EWI's services to address defense manufacturing challenges. If you plan to  attend DMC 2017, we invite you to stop by Booth 602 to discuss objectives, issues, and options for optimizing your  production processes. Please plan to attend our presentations: "Selecting the Correct Technology for AM Development and Implementation," Frank Medina, Monday 12/4 and Tuesday 12/5, 5:00-7:00pm (Poster Session) "Prediction and…

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New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

Posted by | November 28 2017
Casting is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by additive manufacturing (AM).  Costs for AM are continuing to decrease while material performance and the number of available materials continue to increase.  For small production runs with long lead times, it is possible additive manufacturing is preferred solution for complex geometries. In a new article, Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?, EWI engineers Ron Aman and Ryan Hurley discuss the possibilities of shifting from casting to AM and provide examples using powder bed fusion technologies. To read the article, click here. The authors can be reached…

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AtriCure is New EWI Member

Posted by | November 21 2017
  EWI welcomes AtriCure, Inc., as a new member company. Based in Mason, OH, the company provides innovative technologies for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and related conditions. AtriCure invests in clinical science and technology to develop standards of care that support long-term outcomes. To learn more visit www.atricure.com.        

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