How NDE Delivers Value Across the Product Timeline

By Shaun Freed on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 in NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Manufacturers can gain a competitive edge by incorporating nondestructive evaluation (NDE) concepts and applications throughout the product development timeline. From research to deployment, advanced NDE capabilities help manufacturers improve efficiency, boost productivity, and speed time-to-market. EWI’s infographic, Increase Manufacturing Throughput and Speed Time-to-Market with NDE Technology, illustrates the many benefits of incorporating NDE at allRead more

Infographic: Reducing Risk and Boosting Productivity with NDE

By Shaun Freed on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in NDE and Inspection. No Comments

From ensuring first-time and lifetime quality, to reducing downtime, to extending service life, NDE gives manufacturers peace of mind by facilitating the understanding, prediction, and prevention of field failure. EWI’s infographic, How Nondestructive Evaluation Reduces Risk and Boosts Productivity, explores the many valuable ways NDE can help manufacturers mitigate risk of field failure while still increasingRead more

EWI’s Jerry Gould to speak at GALM on August 23rd

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Structural Integrity. No Comments

Jerry Gould, EWI Technical Fellow for Resistance and Solid-state Welding, will be a featured speaker this month at the 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Summit in Detroit. His presentation, Joining As An Enabling Technology For the Manufacture of New Generation Lightweight Automotive Structures, will cover the following: Technical challenges in welding of newRead more

EWI Colorado – Capabilities and Services on the Front Range

By Marcie Willard on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

EWI Colorado opened in the fall of 2016, unveiling our latest state-of-the-art lab and facility.  This center of excellence was established in partnership with the City of Loveland, the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) and the State of Colorado to offer the region direct access to EWI’s full range of experts and provide expanded technical servicesRead more

5 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Using Nondestructive Evaluation

By Evgueni Todorov on Monday, July 17th, 2017 in NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Profitable growth and innovation requires finding new ways to reduce manufacturing costs. Advanced NDE and inspection techniques give manufacturers the ability to reduce waste, ensure quality faster, meet government and industry regulations, and more. EWI’s infographic, Five Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Using Nondestructive Evaluation, illustrates the areas where manufacturers can find cost savings usingRead 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

3D Vision-guided Robotics for Industrial Applications — New Paper

By Ron Brown on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Advanced robot-based object detection, recognition, and gripping technologies have seen increasing use as manufacturers transition from mass production to customization to meet customer demands. As a result, today’s modern robotic systems must be able to recognize a changing environment and adapt to it. Advanced vision techniques ranging from low-resolution systems with a large field ofRead more

New Guide: NDE Breakthroughs that Ensure System Integrity and Lifetime Quality

By Evgueni Todorov on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) allow manufacturers to more effectively comply with standards and regulations, extend the life of equipment, vehicles, and infrastructure, and reduce the risk of service failures. Now, new developments are enabling companies to implement NDE earlier in the manufacturing timeline— gaining value for not just in-service assets, but during new product developmentRead more