EWI works continuously to improve methods for predicting failure of corroded pipelines. This paper highlights advanced computer modeling and full-scale testing efforts that have reduced the scatter and bias in current failure prediction methodologies.
While commercial vision systems offer a wide range of inspection capabilities, they sometimes require adaptations or enhancements for new applications. EWI has developed several novel adaptations to enhance standard visual inspection systems for unique manufacturing situations, three of which are discussed here.
Additive manufacturing (AM) technology has shifted from a prototyping tool to an accepted production method. To achieve production-quality results, it is important to use specially developed materials for AM builds. This article demonstrates what it takes to develop and qualify a new material for success in AM application using electron beam melting technology.
Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) enables direct integration of temperature sensitive components like fiber optic strain sensors into metal structures. The new technology show great promise for application in the aerospace, nuclear, and energy industries.
Casting is one of the most common manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by AM. This article exams the advances in AM that are now making this shift a more realistic possibility. This paper explores current and future techniques and options for increasing powder reusability.