Ninth International EWI/TWI Aerospace Seminar to be held September 26-27 in Buffalo

By Beth Sharb on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, Space Exploration. No Comments

The Ninth International EWI/TWI Aerospace Seminar will be held Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27 at the Embassy Suites in Buffalo, NY, at the Avant Hotel & Conference Center. Our industrial sponsor and cohost with EWI will be Moog Space and Defense Group (Moog Inc.) in East Aurora, NY. The seminar’s agenda features presentations from EWI, TWI, Oerlikon, Moog, Boeing, and many more. SessionsRead more


EWI to Launch New Aerospace Forming Consortium in May

By Beth Sharb on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, Forming, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Space Exploration. No Comments

The aerospace industry increasingly experiences needs for new materials applications, such as fiber-metal laminates/metal-matrix composites and new aluminum/titanium/nickel alloys. A major challenge for the aerospace industry is to ensure that product manufacturing processes are adaptable enough to handle these new materials. The challenge is also to integrate these new materials technologies with existing forming processesRead more


New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration. No Comments

Casting is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by additive manufacturing (AM).  Costs for AM are continuing to decrease while material performance and the number of available materials continue to increase.  For small production runs with long lead times, it is possible additive manufacturing is preferred solutionRead more


Increasing Weld Penetration with Unique Process Can Improve GTAW

By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, Manufacturing Technology, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Ian Harris, EWI Technical Director of Aerospace Solutions, recently published an article titled Detailing DeepTIG: How Increased Weld Penetration Can Improve GTAW Results. Co-authored with Yehuda Baskin and Philip A. Baskin, the article appears in the July-August 2017 issue of Practical Welding Today. A patented process called EWI DeepTIG uses specialized metal oxides to increase weld penetration inRead more


EWI Welcomes Honeywell Aerospace to Membership

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Space Exploration. No Comments

We are pleased to introduce Honeywell Aerospace (a division of Honeywell International, Inc.) as a new EWI member. Based in Phoenix, AZ, Honeywell Aerospace is a manufacturer of aircraft engines, avionic systems, and other products for the aerospace industry.    


State-of-the-art Joining Methods for Nitinol Shape-memory Alloy — New Paper

By Tim Frech on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Materials Engineering, Medical Devices, Space Exploration. No Comments

With applications in multiple industries including medical, sustainable energy, and aerospace, nitinol is one of the most commonly used shape-memory alloys. To take full advantage of nitinol’s shape-memory characteristics, corrosion resistance, and super-elasticity, manufacturers must understand how to join this unique material without detrimentally affecting the properties that make it so attractive. EWI developed aRead more


Scaling Up Metals Additive Manufacturing — new paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, EWI – Company, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Additive manufacturing (AM) processes empower manufacturers to build parts that were previously impossible to create using traditional subtractive machining methods. While laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) is well-developed and offers high levels of accuracy, it is better-suited to small components. As an alternative, laser directed energy deposition (L-DED) combines a laser and a material feedRead more