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 team 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


In-process Monitoring and Detection of Cross-contamination in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing – New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Heavy Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Laser Processing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Space Exploration, Technology Innovation. No Comments

New article by EWI Applications Engineer Mahdi Jamshidinia describes the use of a photodetector to identify and quantify cross-contamination during laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), as well as the use of computed tomography (CT) and metallurgical analysis to verify predictions of part quality.


Recently Published: Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft

By Darlene Kerr on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 in Aerospace, EWI – Company, EWI Published Papers, Heavy Industry, Laser Processing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

EWI  Technology Leader Stan Ream has published an article in Industrial Laser Solutions magazine, “Laser System Strips Paint from Full-size Aircraft,” Find out how a new, commercial application uses laser paint stripping as a cost-effective alternative to the hazardous, environmentally unfriendly, current practices for military and commercial aircraft depainting. The article is available online at the IndustrialRead more


EWI SonicSeal™ Debuts at Pack Expo 2016

By Beth Sharb on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Joining, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Design, Packaging, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

For the first time, EWI visited the international Pack Expo show held November 6-9 in Chicago to introduce EWI Sonicseal™ technology to the packaging industry. With a demonstration booth in the exhibit hall and a presentation on the Pack Expo Innovation Stage, EWI engaged with CPGs, equipment OEMs, ultrasonic OEMs, film suppliers, and more toRead more