Flaw Generation in L-PBF Additive Manufacturing — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, First Time Quality, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In-situ monitoring of powder bed fusion (PBF) and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of additively manufactured components are two of the current challenges that must be addressed to facilitate the full utilization of additive manufacturing (AM) in industry. To help address these issues, precise methods of producing intentional flaws must be developed to enable monitoring and inspectionRead 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


EWI at MD&M West

By Beth Sharb on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Events, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Devices. No Comments

EWI will be exhibiting in Booth #578 at MD&M West, the world’s largest medtech event, February 7-9 in Anaheim, CA. Business Development Manager Aaron Haines will be on hand with several other EWI Associates, to discuss ways that EWI can help manufacturers optimize their products and processes. EWI’s vast experience and expertise in materials joining, additive manufacturing, nondestructiveRead more


Additive Manufacturing Leader Frank Medina – Coming to an Event Near You

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Space Exploration. No Comments

If integrating or optimizing additive manufacturing processes in your company’s operations is important to you, then you want to spend some time with Frank Medina, Additive Manufacturing Technology Leader at EWI. Frank directs a team of solution-focused AM experts who work to help manufacturers with technical and innovation challenges in six primary areas: material/process development, processRead more


The Year in Review at EWI

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

  In 2016, EWI expanded technological capabilities and partnerships, deepened our expertise with new talent and strategic leadership, and opened our third laboratory operation.  As we begin another year of helping businesses improve manufacturing processes, explore new product opportunities, and find solutions to high stakes challenges, we invite you to take a look at some of EWI’s mostRead more


EWI Colorado — Growing Recognition Throughout West and Beyond

By Marcie Erion on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Control Technologies, EWI Network, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Recently, Company Week interviewed Rick Gardner, Director of EWI Colorado, to learn how the center can help manufacturers become more efficient, more effective, and more competitive.


EWI Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expert to Technology Leader

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Careers, EWI Network, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce that Frank Medina has been promoted to Additive Manufacturing (AM) Leader and will oversee the AM technology focus area for the company across its three locations. He will continue to be based at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Medina joined EWI in early 2016 and has since played a key role in buildingRead more


In-process Monitoring and Detection of Cross-contamination in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing – New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

New article by EWI Applications Engineer Mahdi Jamshidinia describes the use of a photodetector to identify and quantify cross-contamination during laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), as well as the use of computed tomography (CT) and metallurgical analysis to verify predictions of part quality.


Random Bin Picking in Industrial Automation — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Control Technologies, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

Recent advances in robotic technology have allowed manufacturers to use automated bin picking for increasingly challenging applications to improve overall productivity. These applications can be divided into three cases based on the degrees of freedom of motion of the parts in a bin.


Nucor-Yamato Steel is New EWI Member Company

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 in Arc Welding, Automotive, EWI – Company, Forming, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Membership, Modeling & Simulation. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome Nucor-Yamato Steel Company as new EWI member. Formed in 1987 with the goal of operating a steel mini-mill to manufacturing wide-flange beams, Nucor-Yamato Steel now has the capacity to produce over 2.5 million tons per year of not only wide-flange beams, but also H-piling, sheet piling, standard I-beams, channels, andRead more