EWI Welcomes Hanon Systems to Membership

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Control Technologies, Heavy Industry, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Design. No Comments

We are please to introduce new EWI member Hanon Systems Americas. Founded as a joint company of Ford Motor Company and Mando Corporation, Hanon Systems is dedicated to the development and production of high quality air conditioning and heating systems. The company, based in Michigan, has a worldwide network of 40 manufacturing facilities and fourRead more


Buffalo Manufacturing Works launches Shift program for small and medium-sized manufacturers

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

Buffalo Manufacturing Works operated by EWI, along with its partners at Insyte Consulting and Next Street, is proud to announce Shift. Shift is an accessible and essential first step for small- to medium-sized manufacturers who don’t know how or where to start the process of identifying and investing in achievable and implementable technology. Shift was funded by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo through Buffalo Billion PhaseRead more


Enhance Your Manufacturing Competitiveness with EWI Membership

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

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 relyRead more


New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration. No Comments

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 solutionRead more


EWI Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Careers, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI held two special programs on October 6 to mark Manufacturing Day 2017, a nationwide day of events that highlight the importance of manufacturing in the American economy and workplace. In the morning, several officials from the State of Ohio visited EWI’s Columbus facility to dedicate our newly installed, 330-ton servo press. In attendance wereRead more


EWI Workshops, Courses, and Events for Fall 2017

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, Packaging, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce our fall events calendar. We hope you will be able to join us at one more of these upcoming events. For information about a specific date, click on the event name below. To view EWI’s full schedule, visit https://ewi.org/events. EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Fall Meeting September 19Read more


EWI to hold seminar on future of materials joining and forming in Detroit, October 19th

By Beth Sharb on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On October 19, 2017, EWI Director of Technology Tom McGaughy will present “The Future of Materials Joining & Forming: Priorities and Challenges.” This free event will be held at the Southfield Marriott near Detroit.


Use of Design of Experiments (DOE) Methods in Materials Joining Research

By Jerry Gould on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Design of Experiments (DOE) methods have been used as a tool for industrial research for many decades. These methods allow empirical correlation between defined input data factors and any number of responses from the process of interest.  For example, in resistance spot welding input parameters might be current, weld time, and force. Responses would thenRead more


EWI’s Jerry Gould to speak at GALM on August 23rd

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Structural Integrity. No Comments

Jerry Gould, EWI Technical Fellow for Resistance and Solid-state Welding, will be a featured speaker this month at the 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Summit in Detroit. His presentation, Joining As An Enabling Technology For the Manufacture of New Generation Lightweight Automotive Structures, will cover the following: Technical challenges in welding of newRead more


Results of NIST-sponsored Study on Future of Materials Joining and Forming Now Available

By Tom McGaughy on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Plastics Joining, Soldering and Brazing. No Comments

EWI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently completed an exhaustive, two-year study to identify and prioritize technology development needs in materials joining and forming technologies and provide key recommendations to increase competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. This study — possibly the most in-depth national review and assessment of these essential manufacturing capabilities conducted toRead more