New EWI Guide to the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, December 10th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Technology Innovation. No Comments

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,Read more


EWI Attending DMC 2018 in Nashville, TN

By Heidi Wilson on Monday, November 26th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Design, Space Exploration. No Comments

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 affiliateRead more


Robo-Power: EWI Ohio Hosts a Congenial Cobot

By Connie Reichert LaMorte on Monday, November 19th, 2018 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining. No Comments

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 programRead more


Magna Cosma International Joins EWI Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Friday, November 9th, 2018 in Automotive, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Membership. No Comments

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.


EWI UltraThinSeal™ “Seals” the Show

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 in EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Plastics Joining, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI UltraThinSeal™, the revolutionary packaging technology recently demonstrated at the Pack Expo Show in Chicago, proved to be a showstopper. The highly specialized technology takes the basic principles of plastic welding and expands on its capabilities with the use of ultrasonics. The system, which aligns perfectly with the needs of those in the packaging industry, offersRead more


EWI Welcomes Delta TechOps to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Design, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Delta TechOps, a division of Delta Air Lines, is a new EWI member. The company operates full-service aviation maintenance and service to its fleet of more than 750 aircraft along with maintenance for more than 150 other operators. The company’s comprehensive services include technical training, engineering support, line maintenance services, inventoryRead more


EWI Returns to Pack Expo 2018 with EWI UltraThinSeal™

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 in Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI will showcase its state-of-the-art ultrasonic package sealing system at this year’s Pack Expo in Chicago, October 14-17. EWI UltraThinSeal™ (formerly known as EWI GreenSeal) uses a unique, patented sealing technology to create an ultrasonic seal as narrow as 1mm. The technology offers game-changing efficiencies and benefits throughout the entire value chain from suppliers, toRead more


How to Reduce Risk and Save Time When Implementing New Production Processes

By Jon Jennings on Friday, August 31st, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

Accelerating time-to-market is a goal for manufacturers across industries. But not every organization has staff resources with the technical expertise—or time—to make sure that the implementation of their new technologies and processes goes as efficiently as possible. When they don’t have the expertise, they scramble to find someone who does and lose time in theRead more


EWI Technology Leaders to Speak at Upcoming BEVA, ILC Meetings

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, EWI – Company, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

Two of EWI’s technology specialists will be featured speakers at conferences in September: EWI Senior Technology Advisor Stan Ream will present “Challenges and Constraints in Laser Application Development and Deployment” on Wednesday, September 12 at the Industrial Laser Conference. The event is co-located with the IMTS 2018 conference in Chicago, September 10-15. For more details,Read more


EWI Welcomes EaglePicher Technologies to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Monday, August 27th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Devices. No Comments

EWI is pleased to welcome EaglePicher Technologies to membership. In business for over one hundred years, the company is a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace, and medical industries. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, EaglePicher Technologies also provide custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices and custom power solutions.