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


EWI Engineering Experts to Present at Upcoming Professional Conferences

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In the next two months, several EWI Associates will be sharing their technology-specific expertise at professional meetings and conferences. We invite you to attend our technical presentations at these events, and to talk to our engineers about how EWI can help your company address its manufacturing challenges. PMA Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference Read more


New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration. No Comments

Casting is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by additive manufacturing (AM).  Costs for AM are continuing to decrease while material performance and the number of available materials continue to increase.  For small production runs with long lead times, it is possible additive manufacturing is preferred solutionRead more


EWI Expands Direct Metal Laser-Sintering Technology AGAIN!

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce the acquisition of its second EOS direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS™) system, an additive manufacturing (AM) technology with the capacity to fuse metal powder into 3D components.  The newest addition to the EWI AM family is the EOS M290 DMLS System including EOSTATE MeltPool which delivers high-resolution data for process development andRead more


New paper: In-Process Monitoring Techniques for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, September 29th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

The development of in-process monitoring techniques for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) and other metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes is the first step towards advancing quality control methodologies for industrial application. This paper provides an overview of EWI’s work in evaluating different monitoring techniques and their applicability for inclusion in commercial L-PBF systems.


Sciaky is New EWI Member

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Metal 3D Printing. No Comments

EWI is pleased to welcome Sciaky, Inc. as a new member. The company, based in Chicago, IL, is provider of advanced welding systems and job shop welding services in the fabrication market. Sciaky is known worldwide for its selection of  electron beam welders, electron beam additive manufacturing solutions, and advanced arc welders.


EWI Workshops, Courses, and Events for Fall 2017

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, Packaging, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce our fall events calendar. We hope you will be able to join us at one more of these upcoming events. For information about a specific date, click on the event name below. To view EWI’s full schedule, visit https://ewi.org/events. EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Fall Meeting September 19Read more


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


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


EWI’s Additive Manufacturing Consortium

By Frank Medina on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

In 2010, EWI established the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) as a national consortium of industry, government, academic, and non-profit research organizations. The AMC’s mission is to accelerate and advance the manufacturing readiness of metal AM technology. The specific goals of the AMC are to: 1) foster technical interchange by presenting timely case studies and currentRead more