STC Projects in 2017 — Focus on Inspection of Dissimilar Metal Welds

By Bill Mohr on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas, Structural Integrity. No Comments

The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC) is beginning a new project to evaluate the relative accuracy and reliability of nondestructive evaluation methods for the inspection of dissimilar metal welds (DMWs). This work is important as the oil and gas industry is increasing its use of corrosion-resistant alloys. While radiographic testing can reliablyRead more

Development of Intelligent Servo-Controlled Forming Technology — New Paper

By Hyunok Kim on Monday, May 15th, 2017 in Aerospace, Automotive, Forming, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Designers are adopting new high-performance alloys to create innovative and reliable products while simultaneously reducing cost; however, forming these unique materials can be challenging. As a result, U.S. manufacturers require new forming approaches to stay globally competitive. To address this need, the EWI Forming Center is developing an intelligent servo-controlled forming process that integrates nondestructiveRead more

Advanced X-ray Inspection Techniques for Electronic Devices — New Paper

By Alex Kitt on Friday, May 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Digital radiography and computed tomography (CT) are powerful imaging tools that allow manufacturers to assess the quality of their products after final assembly. Bak USA, a manufacturer of ruggedized laptops and tablets, engaged EWI with a need to understand which technology would be most appropriate to assess the final build quality of their hardened hand-builtRead more

EWI Welcomes Honeywell Aerospace to Membership

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Space Exploration. No Comments

We are pleased to introduce Honeywell Aerospace (a division of Honeywell International, Inc.) as a new EWI member. Based in Phoenix, AZ, Honeywell Aerospace is a manufacturer of aircraft engines, avionic systems, and other products for the aerospace industry.    

Laser Ultrasonic Testing: An EnLIGHTening Advancement in NDE — new paper

By Lindsey Lindamood on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Aerospace, First Time Quality, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Laser ultrasonic testing (LUT) is a powerful inspection technology capable of detecting flaws such as cracks and delaminations while simultaneously determining material density and elastic properties. While LUT has traditionally been used for aerospace applications and with structural composites, advances in the technology now make it well-suited to an array of other industry applications. ARead 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

EWI and 180 Skills to Provide Online Training for LIFT

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Composites Joining, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) has announced a partnership with EWI and 180 Skills to provide advanced welding and inspection training to LIFT’s members and partners. The online training, set to launch in the fall of 2017, will combine methods taught and used today by advanced manufacturing professionals with online course modules designed to trainRead more

EWI, ATI Authorized to Operate Center for Naval Metalworking

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 in Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, NDE and Inspection. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that on January 17, 2017, the Office of Naval Research Manufacturing Technology Program (ONR-ManTech) announced that the team of Advanced Technology International (ATI) and EWI has been authorized to operate the Center for Naval Metalworking (CNM).