Detroit Sheet Metal Welding Conference is a Wrap!

By Jerry Gould on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI Network, Friction Processes, Heavy Industry, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Metal Composites, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

The AWS Detroit Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) is a bi-annual event focused on new research in the areas of automotive joining and assembly.  EWI has long been a event sponsor, and serves on the technical leadership team.  The 17th conference (32rd year!) took place October 19-20. SWMC XVII featured three keynote presentations.  The first, by Dr. FelixRead more


Fundamentals of Welding Engineering course to be offered in August

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 in Arc Welding, Events, Friction Processes, Laser Processing, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Soldering and Brazing, Structural Integrity, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI’s next Fundamentals of Welding Engineering class is scheduled for August 8-12, 2016. This ​five-day ​course ​provides ​engineers ​and ​technicians ​an ​overview ​of ​the ​various ​aspects ​of ​welding ​technology. ​The ​course ​is ​organized ​into ​modules ​discussing ​welding ​processes, ​welding ​metallurgy ​and ​weldability, ​welding ​design ​and ​testing ​(including ​mechanical ​testing ​and ​NDT), ​and ​qualifications ​and ​procedureRead more


Back by Popular Demand – Fundamentals of Welding Class

By Linda Holmes on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 in Arc Welding, Friction Processes, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Soldering and Brazing, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI will once again offer its Fundamentals of Welding class the week of June 20-24, 2016, at EWI in Columbus, OH. This ​five-day ​course ​provides ​engineers ​and ​technicians ​an ​overview ​of ​the ​various ​aspects ​of ​welding ​technology. ​The ​course ​is ​organized ​into ​modules ​discussing ​welding ​processes, ​welding ​metallurgy ​and ​weldability, ​welding ​design ​and ​testing ​(including ​mechanical ​testingRead more


EWI Improves In-House High-Magnification Measuring Capabilities

By Bill Colgan on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

Designers at EWI often need to take precise measurements of extremely small parts. Measurement of small parts using calipers has two problems: Errors associated with measurements using traditional calipers become significant on a small scale The pliable nature of small parts makes them susceptible to distortion when measured with calipers, which yields inaccurate results ARead more


Returning from FABTECH 2015 – An EWI Associate’s Perspective

By Randy Dull on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in Arc Welding, Events, Friction Processes, Materials Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

FABTECH is always an information-packed meeting for me. This year, advances in computer technology and information sharing capability was a strong theme with equipment suppliers.  New types and improvements in welding consumables were also noteworthy.  Welder training devices, including a couple that EWI helped to develop, were drawing crowds in several booths. EWI engineers hadRead more


EWI Report from CAR MBS 2015

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Additive Manufacturing, Arc Welding, Automotive, Events, EWI – Company, Materials Engineering, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

The big storms that ripped through Traverse City on Sunday night and Monday didn’t dampen the excitement at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars when the meeting opened yesterday afternoon. According to EWI Associates attending the event, there is great buzz about progress being made in the areas of lightweighting, advanced powertrain, andRead 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


ANOTHER New Toy — Playing with RFSSW

By James Cruz on Monday, May 4th, 2015 in Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, EWI – Company, Friction Processes, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes. No Comments

A few years ago, I wrote about the excitement of a new toy here at EWI. Since then, we’ve gotten several other new toys, but not one as close to my heart as the baby we just unwrapped! EWI recently took possession of a new Harms and Wende RPS100-K12 RFSSW machine! Woohoo! You have no ideaRead more