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EWI’s online resource library offers a wide selection of technical papers, guides, demonstration videos and more. 

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Latest Reports & Guides

The New Frontier of Oil & Gas Production: Ensuring Reliable Infrastructure

As oil and gas production advances into challenging new environments, advanced technologies are required to minimize the potential for structural [...]

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Machine Vision: How Intelligent Robots Are Advancing Automation

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Challenges in Heavy Manufacturing, Part I: Predicting Weld Distortion

Weld-induced distortion is caused by non-uniform expansion and contraction of the weld metal and adjacent base metal during the heating [...]

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Using Breakthrough Technology to Ensure First-Time Quality

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Advancements in Automated Inspection: Three Case Studies

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Additive Manufacturing: Moving Beyond Rapid Prototyping

For the past few decades, additive manufacturing (AM) has developed from rapid prototyping using simple 3D printers to a complex [...]

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Next-Generation Quality Systems to Ensure First-Time Quality

Ensuring first-time quality has become a crucial aspect of the production process across all manufacturing industries. Processes continue to shift [...]

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Challenges in Heavy Manufacturing, Part III: Improving Fatigue Performance

For fabricators of welded structures that are subjected to cyclic loading, fatigue life analysis is critical—a significant percentage of engineering [...]

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Additive Manufacturing: Moving Beyond Rapid Prototyping

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Automated Inspection for Greater Manufacturing Productivity

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Challenges in Heavy Manufacturing, Part I: Predicting Weld Distortion

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Challenges in Heavy Manufacturing, Part III: Improving Fatigue Performance

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Machine Vision: How Intelligent Robots Are Advancing Automation

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Next-Generation Quality Systems to Ensure First-Time Quality

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Using Breakthrough Technology to Ensure First-Time Quality

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Latest Documents

EWI Testing Services 2018

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Six Questions to Ask Your Current Testing Services Lab

Most testing labs may be certified, and most will have experience in fabrication and construction testing for the oil and [...]

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Fatigue Design Assessment

Welded structures can be subject to metal fatigue, when cycles of loading cause the structure to be damaged by the [...]

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SPSI utilizes EWI Arc Welding Innovation

SPSI is a privately held fabricator of process, power and nuclear piping systems used primarily in the domestic and international [...]

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Testing & Production Engineering Services for the Oil & Gas Industry

Any Testing Lab Can Tell You If Your Sample Failed. We’re the Ones Who Can Tell You Why. EWI—The Industry [...]

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Additive Manufacturing for the Space Market

Commercial and government space markets can benefit significantly from additive manufacturing (AM) using a wide range of materials.

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Development of an Open Architecture Capacitive Discharge Welding System

Capacitive discharge (CD) welding is a variation of resistance projection welding (RPW). For CD welding, electrical power is stored in [...]

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Application of Forced Freeze during Flash-Butt Welding for Coil Joining of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)

Recent improvements in control features and techniques for flash-Butt welding extended the range of high tensile strength steels weldable on [...]

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Learning to Adapt: Combining Technology and Experience to Address Welding Automation Challenges

Since the mechanical revolution, automation has been employed by nearly every industry to streamline production.

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EWI – We Manufacture Innovation

Learn about EWI and our mission to help manufacturers breakthough their technical barriers to compete successfully in a competitive global marketplace.


Adhesive Bonding Processing

View a step-by-step demonstration of joining metal parts with adhesives.

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Advanced Automation

EWI offers many options to help manufacturers increase their competitiveness through emerging automation technologies.

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Aluminum Resonance

This video clip offers a slow-motion view of displacement during resonance testing of an aluminum pipe at EWI.

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Arc-Directed Energy Deposition

This application demonstrates how arc welding processes can be used for additive manufacturing of large parts.

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AREVA US Drilling

This video offers a demonstration of field repair of nuclear power plant vessel through ultrasonic drilling.

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Buffalo Manufacturing Works operated by EWI

Welcome to the EWI New York facility, Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Here’s what we offer.

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Butt Joint Gap Reduced

In laser welding, the gap between parts should not exceed 10% of the thickness of the thinnest components. Here’s why.

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CMT + Pulse Fillet Weld Produced on a Ti 6-4 Sheet Metal T-joint

This clip shows the CMT + pulse fillet weld produced on a Ti 6-4 sheet metal T-joint.

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CMT Fillet Weld Produced on a Ti 6-4 Sheet Metal T-joint

This clip shows the CMT weld produced on a Ti 6-4 sheet metal T-joint.

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Coherence Scanning Interferometry

High-resolution, non-contact surface measurement provides 3D measurement to inspect component surfaces for flaws.

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Cross Weld Tensile of Yield Undermatched Weld

EWI offers digital image correlation capabilities as well as a wide array of testing.

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Dynamics of Resistance Spot Weld

This short video offers a comparison between alternating current (AC) and medium-frequency direct current (MFDC) spot welding.

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EWI UltraThinSeal at Pack Expo

EWI Associates introduce a breakthrough technology in ultrasonic package sealing.

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Fabrisonic

Fabrisonic technology combines ultrasonic metal welding with in-process machining to create a groundbreaking way to additively manufacture highly complex components.

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First Build on Sensor Test Bed

This video shows the production of nickel alloy 625 prisms using L-PBF an EWI’s open architecture sensor test bed.

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Focus Variation Areal Surface Topography

This non-contact, 3-dimensional measurement system is automatable, and allows multiple parts of a component to be measured in one sequence.

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Forming

The forming process produces less material waste than casting or machining, and uses less energy per part during high-volume production.

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Friction Stir Welding

EWI’s gantry-based friction stir welding system allows for the welding of large objects with complex contours.

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Friction Stir Welding for Additive Manufacturing

This time-lapse video demonstrates the use of FSW in additively joining 1/2-inch sheets of 7075 aluminum to form a 3D shape.

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Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum

EWI has successfully welded several aluminum alloys using friction stir.

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High-power Laser Focusing Optics

This welding demonstration uses EWI’s unique, high-power laser-focusing optic system on a 3/4″ wall steel pipe.

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Hybrid Laser Arc Welding

HLAW combines the deep penetration of laser welding with the gap-filling ability of gas metal arc welding to create a process capable of high travel speeds on thick materials.

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Inertia Welding

This low-heat, solid-state joining process can join dissimilar materials quickly, and requires low operator skill.

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Laser Beam Loses Focus During Weld

Here’s what happens when during a high-speed fiber laser weld when the beam goes out of focus.

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Laser Cladding

This precision deposition method creates low-dilution, high-quality build-ups for wear resistance, corrosion resistance, component repair, and additive manufacturing.

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Laser Cutting

EWI has designed, developed, and built hight-speed motion equipment for precise, non-contact laser cutting of metals.

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Laser Paint Stripping

EWI’s laser paint stripping process effectively and cleanly removes coatings without media blasing or chemical stripping.

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Laser Plastic Welding

Laser plastic welding is a time-saving process that creates minimal flash and doesn’t mark parts.

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Laser Powder Bed Fusion

View highlights of EWI’s research in laser powder bed fusion including our custom-build testbed and our work using the EOS M280 L-PBF system.

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Laser Powder Direct Energy Deposition

This video shows a build of a rocket-like part using laser metal deposition technology on the RPM 557 additive manufacturing system.

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Laser-based Pipe Inspection

EWI’s laser pipe inspection system inspects surface features such as mismatch, undercut, insufficient reinforcement, concavity, lack of penetration, and lack of fusion on ID welds of riser pipes.

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LCR Stratagem

LCR Strategem has developed a laser coating removal robot that uses EWI’s groundbreaking laser paint stripping technology.

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Linear Friction Welding

Linear friction welding allows for the solid-state joining of parts that are non-axi-symmetric and made of dissimilar or even non-weldable materials.

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Micro GTAW

Micro-TIG welding joins fine elements at a much lower cost than laser welding systems. Applications include battery tabs, wire welds for medical devices, and precise edge welding of electrical terminals.

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Q-Switched Fiber Laser for Paint Removal

Multiple layers of paint can be removed without damaging the base aluminum using a Q-switched fiber laser and scanner.

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Reciprocating Wire Feed GMAW

This automated welding process allows the creation of precise-edge build-ups, and is effectively used for repair of aerospace components as well as other applications.

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Refill Friction Stir

This process enables solid-state spot welds to quickly join sheet metal with out affecting material properties.

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Robotic Gas Metal Arc Welding

This precisely automated, highly repeatable process is used to fabricate ships, trucks, tractors, and pressure vessels. It also has seen application in corrosion-resistant cladding and high deposition rate additive manufacturing.

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Robotic Gas Metal Arc Welding for API RP2Z Testing Coupons

View a quick demonstration welding pipe for RP2Z testing using robotic GMAW.

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Structural Integrity and Modeling

EWI’s structural integrity and modeling team help manufactures predict microstructure, stress, and distortion; qualify joining methods: validate failure criteria; and reduce destructive testing. Several examples are shown in this video.

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Tensile Comparison Al using DIC

This fast, low-heat process works well for multi-layer, thin-foil welds common in battery applications. In many cases, it is the ideal option for consumer electronics and medical devices.

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Ultrasonic Metal Welding

This precisely automated, highly repeatable process is used to fabricate ships, trucks, tractors, and pressure vessels. It also has seen application in corrosion-resistant cladding and high deposition rate additive manufacturing.

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Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

Using ultrasonics in plastics welding is fast, efficient, and effective. It requires no consumables and produces no fumes.

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Ultrasonic Soldering

This process using high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations is effective in joining many dissimilar material combinations.

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Ultrasonic Thin Film Package Sealing – EWI UltraThinSeal

EWI GreenSeal, at patented ultrasonic system for thin film package sealing, saves time and material, reduces waste, and most-importantly, produces a superior seal to other ultrasonic methods.

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