EWI, Buffalo Manufacturing Works Featured in 3D METAL PRINTING Magazine

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites. No Comments

An article in the Summer 2017 issue of 3D METAL PRINTING, “Spearheading AM Technology & Powder R&D,” shines the spotlight on Buffalo Manufacturing Works and the groundbreaking work being accomplished there by EWI’s additive manufacturing specialists. The AM team, under the guidance of EWI Technology Leader Frank Medina, plays a leading role in developing in qualifyingRead more

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

Increasing Weld Penetration with Unique Process Can Improve GTAW

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Manufacturing Technology, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Ian Harris, EWI Technical Director of Aerospace Solutions, recently published an article titled Detailing DeepTIG: How Increased Weld Penetration Can Improve GTAW Results. Co-authored with Yehuda Baskin and Philip A. Baskin, the article appears in the July-August 2017 issue of Practical Welding Today. A patented process called EWI DeepTIG uses specialized metal oxides to increase weld penetration inRead more

New article: Understanding Collaborative Robot Safety

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

The introduction of collaborative robots (cobots) into the marketplace brings new standards for safe interaction with this new robotic technology.   Cobot safety starts with understand the collaborative application and what technology is required to meet the safety needs.  Once the technology is determined then a methodical risk assessment is done and the correct standards are followedRead more

Manufacturing Trends Survey Available

By Jon Jennings on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 in Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI’s goal is to provide the best manufacturing solutions that allow companies to profitably achieve their highest goals. To be ready to meet industry’s future challenges, EWI works with manufacturers to identify their key concerns and the best areas in which to invest. To this end, we have created a survey to gauge the needsRead more

EWI and Lako Partner to Commercialize New Ultrasonic Package Sealing Technology

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI and Lako Tool are pleased to announce that they have signed a licensing agreement that allows Lako to retrofit and upgrade existing vertical form-fill seal (VFFS) packaging equipment with EWI GreenSeal™ ultrasonic sealing technology. EWI’s patented new technology can create seals as narrow as 1mm, thereby delivering the packaging industry improved package performance, lowerRead 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

Testbeds: A Fast, Efficient Path to Continual Innovation — new paper

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

Testbeds are an effective tool for innovation, allowing manufacturers to develop and prove out new technologies and manufacturing approaches without shutting down production. By providing a bridge between research and the factory floor, testbeds empower manufacturers to innovate new joining processes and develop new in-process quality-control techniques. Furthermore, testbeds allow development to take place entirelyRead more