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


EWI to Host Free Webinar on Designing for Additive Manufacturing

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00pm, EWI will host “Design for Additive Manufacturing: Considerations and Constraints,” a free webinar presented by  Rutuja Samant, Project Engineer for Additive Manufacturing (AM). Many people believe that with AM – popularly known as 3D printing – a simple click of a button will reproduce a part of any complexity. Though this mightRead more


EWI Hosting Quarterly Additive Manufacturing Consortium Meeting at EOS

By Frank Medina on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Events, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce that the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) will host its spring meeting at EOS North America’s Pflugerville (Texas) Technical Center. The meeting at EOS is scheduled for April 19-20, 2017, with the members-only meeting on the 19th and a general meeting planned for the 20th. “EOS has been a great supporter ofRead more


Scaling Up Metals Additive Manufacturing — new paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, EWI – Company, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Additive manufacturing (AM) processes empower manufacturers to build parts that were previously impossible to create using traditional subtractive machining methods. While laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is well-developed and offers high levels of accuracy, it is better-suited to small components. As an alternative, laser directed energy deposition (L-DED) combines a laser and a material feedRead more


Buffalo Manufacturing Works: Growing and Innovating

By Nadine Powell on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

If you’ve been following the progress over the last two years at EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, you know that our manufacturing innovation center in Western NY has been growing rapidly. We expanded so quickly in both staff and equipment that our labs are starting to feel a little tight! Now, a proposal before the NewRead more


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


Distortion Prediction Methods for Full-sized Parts Built with L-PBF — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, First Time Quality, Metal 3D Printing, Modeling & Simulation, Structural Integrity. No Comments

Modeling approaches have been developed to study the evolution of temperature, stress, and distortion in parts built using laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF); however, the long computational times required by these techniques limit their practical use. EWI has developed and validated several improved numerical models to address this challenge, including a layer-heating approach capable ofRead 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