Enhance Your Manufacturing Competitiveness with EWI Membership

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Manufacturers in all industrial sectors seek to increase their competitive advantage and innovate faster. However, not everyone has access to the advanced manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise that can enable them to do so. Often these businesses turn to EWI when they need advisory, technology development, or implementation services to complete a project. They know they can relyRead more


EWI associates to meet with attendees at DMC 2017

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Control Technologies, Defense, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Government, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

As in past years, EWI will be well represented at the upcoming Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, FL,  December 4-7. Several  associates will present technical research during the conference, and our staff will also be on hand to meet with colleagues, customers, and companies interested in using EWI’s services to address defense manufacturing challenges. If you plan to  attend DMC 2017, weRead more


First Solar joins EWI as new member

By Christine Filippetti on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome First Solar, Inc., to EWI membership. The company’s North American manufacturing facility is located in Perrysburg, OH. First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, and constructed many of the world’s largest grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power plants in operation today.      


EWI Presents Key Modules of Department of Energy’s New “Build4Scale” Program

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Products, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On October 6th, EWI introduced the Department of Energy’s new “Build4Scale Manufacturing Entrepreneur Training” (Build4Scale) to a group of  business, academic and government representatives. The 4-hour training session took place at the EWI facility in Loveland, Colorado, and coinciding with Manufacturing Day 2017 events taking place throughout the country. The Build4Scale program includes training content andRead more


EWI to hold seminar on future of materials joining and forming in Detroit, October 19th

By Beth Sharb on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Forming, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On October 19, 2017, EWI Director of Technology Tom McGaughy will present “The Future of Materials Joining & Forming: Priorities and Challenges.” This free event will be held at the Southfield Marriott near Detroit.


Use of Design of Experiments (DOE) Methods in Materials Joining Research

By Jerry Gould on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Design of Experiments (DOE) methods have been used as a tool for industrial research for many decades. These methods allow empirical correlation between defined input data factors and any number of responses from the process of interest.  For example, in resistance spot welding input parameters might be current, weld time, and force. Responses would thenRead 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


3D Vision-guided Robotics for Industrial Applications — New Paper

By Ron Brown on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Advanced robot-based object detection, recognition, and gripping technologies have seen increasing use as manufacturers transition from mass production to customization to meet customer demands. As a result, today’s modern robotic systems must be able to recognize a changing environment and adapt to it. Advanced vision techniques ranging from low-resolution systems with a large field ofRead more


EWI Research on Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling published in International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

By Christine Filippetti on Monday, June 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI – Products, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

A new article co-authored by EWI associates Amin Moghaddas, Matt Short, Nick Wiley, and Karl Graff, along with Allen Yi of The Ohio State University, was recently published in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The article titled “Performance of an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Module” discusses how the ultrasonic-assisted drilling module, designed using FEA methodsRead more


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