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Microstructural Evolution in IN718 Produced by L-PBF Additive Manufacturing — new paper

Posted by | December 12 2018
The additive manufacturing (AM) process laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is applied frequently to build complex, shaped parts. The process uses a laser beam to melt metallic powders which are then deposited layer by layer. As the range of metals and alloys for L-PBF continues to expand, the characteristics of these new materials need to be evaluated for strength and viability. One such material is nickel-based superalloy Inconel® 718, an excellent choice for L-PBF due to its superior performance at high temperatures. EWI Project Engineer Hyeyun Song has written a new paper, Microstructural Evolution in IN718 Produced by L-PBF Additive…

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New EWI Guide to the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

Posted by | December 10 2018
As the demand for electric and hybrid electric vehicles continues to increase, automotive OEMs and suppliers face an array of engineering challenges. Every major system in a car – from battery to wire harness through powertrain – is affected by the transition. Methods of welding, joining, testing, and inspection all must be re-evaluated as newer, lighter, and stronger materials come into the manufacturing mix. Effective implementation of vehicle electrification requires a grasp of the challenges involved, as well as familiarity with the range of technologies available to develop novel solutions. Finding unbiased technical support and service is essential to success.…

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EWI Attending DMC 2018 in Nashville, TN

Posted by | November 26 2018
EWI is pleased to return to the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) taking place December 3-6 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. During the technical program, EWI Senior Technology Advisor Larry Brown will present “Cold Spray Development Opportunities and Applications for DOD,” Thursday, December 6 from 1:30-2:00pm. In addition, Mark Norfolk, President of EWI affiliate Fabrisonic, will present “Solid State 3D Printing of Metals,” Wednesday December 5 from 2:30-3:00pm. Several EWI Associates will be on-hand to meet with event attendees to discuss how EWI services can benefit materials joining and defense manufacturing challenges. Please be sure to stop by Exhibit…

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Robo-Power: EWI Ohio Hosts a Congenial Cobot

Posted by | November 19 2018
Recently, the EWI Ohio facility was pleasantly surprised with an opportunity to consign a cobot for a week.  What I thought was going to be a 2-hour demo visit turned into a lovely, 5-day friendship with a UR5 robot.  Initially, we set it up in an office cubicle because it was small, easy to program and let’s face it, kinda cute!  Several colleagues came to see it because I had boasted about how easy it was to carry, program and use.  But then, just like that visiting exchange student in junior high school, my new friend became WAY more popular…

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Magna Cosma International Joins EWI Membership

Posted by | November 9 2018
EWI welcomes Magna Cosma International to membership. The global company provides a comprehensive range of metal body systems, components, assemblies and modules, including complete vehicle frames, with the goal of bringing lightweight and innovative products to market. Headquartered in Canada, the organization has locations throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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