When I tell people that I work at EWI, they frequently ask me, “So what does EWI do?” They may be aware of our genesis as the Edison Welding Institute, and picture a bunch of guys with welding torches and helmets assembling some piece of hardware for someone. Sure, we do a lot of welding and welding research. As I thought about some of the recent topics that I’ve addressed, though, I realized that they encompass a broad spectrum of materials and joining-related challenges:
- Will ultrasonic soldering work for a specific electric vehicle application?
- Can we braze cast iron for a heavy equipment application without first doing a salt bath treatment to remove surface graphite?
- Why are our ceramic-to-metal joints failing?
- Is it feasible to laser braze a fuel cell assembly?
- How can EWI use thermo-mechanical modeling to help us minimize oxide entrapment in our extrusions?
If you have a challenge that involves materials, why not run it by us? I would welcome your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.688.5069. We do a lot more than weld – but we’re really good at that too!