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


EWI Forming Center Expands Technical Capabilities, Hosts Workshop

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 in Aerospace, Automotive, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The EWI Forming Center is focused on developing innovative forming processes, tooling, and equipment to increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, and strives to provide a valuable technology, knowledge, and training base for industry. Since its launch in 2012, the Center has conducted a number of innovative research projects, and has continuously grown its capabilities.Read more


EWI Accelerates 3D Printing of Metal Matrix Composites — New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, December 19th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity, Testing Services. No Comments

As additive manufacturing (AM) technologies enable the design and creation of increasingly complex components, manufacturers are focused on developing new inspection methods to ensure quality. With expertise in all AM processes, as well as innovative nondestructive evaluation methods such as computed tomography (CT), EWI is helping manufacturers accelerate process development and implementation. A new paperRead more


Current Research of the EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas, Structural Integrity. No Comments

The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC) was formed to bring industry leaders together to further research into materials and welding issues, and to address future industry needs. Bill Mohr, Principal Engineer for Structural Integrity, provides an overview of the Committee’s recent activities in his article EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Research forRead more


Intertech Plastics is new EWI Member

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, November 25th, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Design, Membership. No Comments

EWI is pleased to welcome Intertech Plastics, Inc. to membership. The company, based in the Rocky Mountain region, is a high volume, high cavitation custom injection molding business.