Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies — A New Report

By Tom McGaughy on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plastics Joining, Rail, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Recently, EWI led the development of the first comprehensive U.S. Advanced Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap under a program funded by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The goal of this two-year effort was to develop a prioritized list of research and development topics aimedRead more


Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications — Free EWI Webinar

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal Composites, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

On May 4, 2017, EWI will offer a free webinar, Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications. The online event will be presented by Dave Workman from EWI’s Resistance and Solid-State Processes group. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly interested in the use of aluminum as lightweight material to meet today’s CAFE standards. The welding of aluminum components, however,Read more


EWI and 180 Skills to Provide Online Training for LIFT

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Composites Joining, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) has announced a partnership with EWI and 180 Skills to provide advanced welding and inspection training to LIFT’s members and partners. The online training, set to launch in the fall of 2017, will combine methods taught and used today by advanced manufacturing professionals with online course modules designed to trainRead more


Detroit Sheet Metal Welding Conference is a Wrap!

By Jerry Gould on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI Network, Friction Processes, Heavy Industry, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Metal Composites, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

The AWS Detroit Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) is a bi-annual event focused on new research in the areas of automotive joining and assembly.  EWI has long been a event sponsor, and serves on the technical leadership team.  The 17th conference (32rd year!) took place October 19-20. SWMC XVII featured three keynote presentations.  The first, by Dr. FelixRead more