Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies — A New Report

By Tom McGaughy on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plastics Joining, Rail, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Recently, EWI led the development of the first comprehensive U.S. Advanced Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap under a program funded by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The goal of this two-year effort was to develop a prioritized list of research and development topics aimedRead more


Putting EWI’s Innovative Frog-repair Solution to the Test

By Adam Uziel on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Arc Welding, Heavy Manufacturing, Rail. No Comments

  In his blog Who Let the Frogs Out?, my colleague Marc Purslow wrote about EWI’s innovative work to automate the repair of austenitic manganese steel (AMS) frogs; the special trackwork components used by railroads to allow track to converge, diverge, or cross. In this Phase I project sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA),Read more


A Peek at EWI Colorado — Our Newest Manufacturing Center of Excellence

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 in Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Lab Services, NDE and Inspection, Rail. No Comments

Earlier this spring, we announced the opening of EWI Colorado, a new manufacturing center of excellence set to open later this year. The core focus of EWI Colorado will be advanced process monitoring and quality assessment technologies. The new research facility, based in Loveland, will be a valuable resource for companies in the region, the country, and around the world.


EWI’s Expanded Capabilities at Buffalo Manufacturing Works

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Membership, Oil & Gas, Rail. No Comments

A few months ago, EWI opened the doors to its new facility in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Manufacturing Works is designed as a center where manufacturers can team with experts on customized R&D solutions that bridge the gap between research and its practical application on the production floor. As an extension of EWI, Buffalo Manufacturing Works offers both newRead more


Twelve Ways to Become an Innovator – Part II

By Marc Purslow on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Friction Processes, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas, Rail, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Soldering and Brazing, Structural Integrity, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

In Twelve Ways to Become an Innovator – Part I, I discussed the need for new ways of thinking and suggested drawing upon other areas of our lives to break the mold and get the creative juices flowing. Here I provide six more gems for your innovative pleasure. Find your tribe: The people around youRead more


National Academy of Engineering Report on Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

By Jesse Bonfeld on Friday, March 6th, 2015 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Government, Heavy Industry, Materials Engineering, Oil & Gas, Rail. No Comments

On March 2, the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, DC released a new report entitled “Making Value for America; Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology and Work”. The report was presented at a meeting of the Academy, and was summarized in a press release earlier in the day. The meeting was well attended, and included panelRead more


Sign Up Now for EWI’s Fundamentals of Welding Engineering Class

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Friction Processes, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Oil & Gas, Rail, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Soldering and Brazing, Structural Integrity, Ultrasonic Processes. 1 Comment

EWI will again host its five-day Fundamentals of Welding Engineering course at its Columbus, OH, headquarters, November 10-14, 2014. Taught by top-notch EWI engineers, this class provides engineers and technicians with an overview of the various aspects of welding technology including welding processes, welding metallurgy and weldability, welding design and testing (including mechanical testing and NDT), and qualifications and procedure review.Read more


Who Let the Frogs Out?

By Marc Purslow on Monday, October 13th, 2014 in Arc Welding, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Rail. 1 Comment

I recently rode my bicycle across America and saw a whole bunch of craziness: A hurricane in Maine, hail storms in the Arizona desert, a haboob in the California sand dunes, and hundreds of giant frogs…giant steel frogs…more specifically, giant battered austenitic manganese-steel frogs! No, I didn’t lose my mind cycling for 43 days alone.Read more


Reciprocating Wire Feed GMAW – An Advanced Short Circuit GMAW Mode

By Nick Kapustka on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas, Rail. 3 Comments

Reciprocating wire feed gas metal arc welding (RWF-GMAW) is a low heat input, precisely controlled variation of the GMAW process.  With the RWF-GMAW process the wire is reciprocated in and out of the weld pool.  The wire motion is synchronized with the current waveform to produce a weld that is characterized as having minimal ifRead more