Rescheduled: EWI Webinar on Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications is Now May 4

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Design, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Originally scheduled for April 4, EWI’s free webinar on Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications has been rescheduled for May 4, 2017, from 1:00-2:00pm EDT. This online seminar will be presented by Dave Workman from the EWI Resistance and Solid-State Processes group. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly interested in the use of aluminum as lightweight material to meet today’sRead more


EWI to Host Free Webinar on Designing for Additive Manufacturing

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00pm, EWI will host “Design for Additive Manufacturing: Considerations and Constraints,” a free webinar presented by  Rutuja Samant, Project Engineer for Additive Manufacturing (AM). Many people believe that with AM – popularly known as 3D printing – a simple click of a button will reproduce a part of any complexity. Though this mightRead more


Introducing a National Roadmap for the Future of Materials Joining and Forming — A Free EWI Webinar

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Microjoining, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Last month EWI issued “Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies,” an overview describing the comprehensive NIST-funded study conducted by EWI to identify and prioritize the top joining and forming challenges within the manufacturing industry. To share the results and recommendations of this timely report, EWI will present an online seminar, Introducing aRead more


EWI Hosting Quarterly Additive Manufacturing Consortium Meeting at EOS

By Frank Medina on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Events, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI is pleased to announce that the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) will host its spring meeting at EOS North America’s Pflugerville (Texas) Technical Center. The meeting at EOS is scheduled for April 19-20, 2017, with the members-only meeting on the 19th and a general meeting planned for the 20th. “EOS has been a great supporter ofRead more


EWI Helps Tablet Manufacturer Incorporate Cobotics in Production

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Consumer Electronics, Events, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

When the New York-based company Bak USA decided to enhance and expand its production facility, it turned to EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works for a strategic evaluation of its operations.


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


Putting Collaborative Robots to Work — New Article

By Mike Garman on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

The introduction of collaborative robots into the marketplace is changing the face of industrial automation. Equipped with force-feedback detection that stops the motion of the robot when contact is made with a person or object, these so-called “cobots” can safely operate in the same workspaces as humans. As a result, the extensive safe guarding andRead more


Buffalo Manufacturing Works: Growing and Innovating

By Nadine Powell on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

If you’ve been following the progress over the last two years at EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, you know that our manufacturing innovation center in Western NY has been growing rapidly. We expanded so quickly in both staff and equipment that our labs are starting to feel a little tight! Now, a proposal before the NewRead more


Laser Ultrasonic Testing: An EnLIGHTening Advancement in NDE — new paper

By Lindsey Lindamood on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Aerospace, First Time Quality, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Laser ultrasonic testing (LUT) is a powerful inspection technology capable of detecting flaws such as cracks and delaminations while simultaneously determining material density and elastic properties. While LUT has traditionally been used for aerospace applications and with structural composites, advances in the technology now make it well-suited to an array of other industry applications. ARead more