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 is Partner in New Alliance to Promote Advanced Material and AM Development

By Rick Gardner on Friday, July 27th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

EWI is among the founding partners of the new Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education Alliance (AMIDE). The alliance, announced this week by Vartega and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, was formed by a group of industry and academic partners as the result of a grant from the Colorado Office of Economic DevelopmentRead more


CoorsTek joins EWI Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Government, Heavy Industry, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices, Microjoining. No Comments

CoorsTek, manufactures custom ceramic components for industries, including automotive, semiconductor, defense & aerospace, energy, and more. Headquartered in Golden, Colorado, CoorsTek has over 50 locations worldwide.


EWI Welcomes Ring Precision Components to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 in EWI – Company, Forming, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices. No Comments

Ring Precision Components has recently joined EWI Membership. The company manufactures custom components for a wide variety of markets including injection molding, munitions, medical-pharmaceutical, compaction, steel stamping and metal forming industries.


New paper – Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, June 18th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The term “optimize process parameters for additive” is commonly used in the additive manufacturing (AM) world. But what does it really mean to optimize parameters for metal additive manufacturing? Bringing a 3D-printed part to market involves identifying the correct material source, characterizing the raw material, identifying the correct machine parameter window for deposition, developing the stress reliefRead more


EWI to Launch New Aerospace Forming Consortium in May

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Space Exploration. No Comments

The aerospace industry increasingly experiences needs for new materials applications, such as fiber-metal laminates/metal-matrix composites and new aluminum/titanium/nickel alloys. A major challenge for the aerospace industry is to ensure that product manufacturing processes are adaptable enough to handle these new materials. The challenge is also to integrate these new materials technologies with existing forming processesRead more


Notes from the Winter 2018 AMC Meeting

By Rutuja Samant on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering. No Comments

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) held its 2018 Winter Meeting February 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. The meeting was jointly hosted by Honeywell and Raytheon with over 140 consortium members and invited guests in attendance. The 3-day event featured tours of Arizona State University’s (ASU) material characterization labs hosted by Dr. Nikhilesh Chawla and of Honeywell’s newly openedRead more


New article — Electron Beam Melting: From Powder to Part

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

Over the past decade, additive manufacturing (AM) technology has shifted from a prototyping tool to an accepted production method. To achieve production-quality results, however, it is important to use specially developed materials for AM builds. In recent years, EWI has been at the forefront of helping clients bring new AM materials to market for technologies such asRead more