New EWI Guide to the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, December 10th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Technology Innovation. No Comments

As the demand for electric and hybrid electric vehicles continues to increase, automotive OEMs and suppliers face an array of engineering challenges. Every major system in a car – from battery to wire harness through powertrain – is affected by the transition. Methods of welding, joining, testing, and inspection all must be re-evaluated as newer,Read more


Robo-Power: EWI Ohio Hosts a Congenial Cobot

By Connie Reichert LaMorte on Monday, November 19th, 2018 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining. No Comments

Recently, the EWI Ohio facility was pleasantly surprised with an opportunity to consign a cobot for a week.  What I thought was going to be a 2-hour demo visit turned into a lovely, 5-day friendship with a UR5 robot.  Initially, we set it up in an office cubicle because it was small, easy to programRead 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.


Finding Engineering Solutions for the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

According to trend watcher Industry Week, the number of electric cars on the road is likely to triple in the next two years – from 3.7 million last year to 13 million by the end of the decade. As the automotive industry starts to embrace vehicle electrification, there is an increasing need for smarter, moreRead more


EWI is Now Member of NextFlex Consortium for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

By Tim Frech on Friday, March 30th, 2018 in Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Flexible Electronics, Medical Devices, Microjoining. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce its membership in NextFlex, an institute of Manufacturing USA, the national initiative that focuses on emerging advanced manufacturing technologies. NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing flexible hybrid electronic (FHE) manufacturing in the USA. Flexible hybridRead more


AtriCure is New EWI Member

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Medical Devices, Microjoining. No Comments

  EWI welcomes AtriCure, Inc., as a new member company. Based in Mason, OH, the company provides innovative technologies for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and related conditions. AtriCure invests in clinical science and technology to develop standards of care that support long-term outcomes. To learn more visit www.atricure.com.        


Fundamentals of Welding Course to be offered in October

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 in Arc Welding, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Friction Processes, Microjoining, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Soldering and Brazing, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI will offer “Fundamentals of Welding” one last time in 2017. To register for the October 16-20 course, click here. This five-day course, geared toward engineers and technicians, provides an overview of the various aspects of welding technology. The course is organized into modules discussing welding processes (arc, high-energy density, and non-arc), welding metallurgy and weldability, weldingRead more


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 to Offer Fundamentals of Welding Course in August and October

By Beth Sharb on Friday, July 28th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Laser Processing, Microjoining, Welding Fundamentals. No Comments

EWI will offer its frequently requested “Fundamentals of Welding” class for professionals two more times in 2018.  This five-day course, geared toward engineers and technicians, provides an overview of the various aspects of welding technology. The course is organized into modules discussing welding processes (arc, high-energy density, and non-arc), welding metallurgy and weldability, welding design and testingRead 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