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


EWI Colorado Hosts Facility Premiere; Opens Doors to Statewide Audience

By Marcie Erion on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, EWI Network, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On November 9, EWI celebrated the opening of its third R&D facility, EWI Colorado. Located in Loveland at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, EWI Colorado joins labs in Ohio and New York as the company’s newest manufacturing center of excellence. More than 200 representatives from manufacturing firms and organizations, educational institutions, andRead more


EWI Colorado Set to Open Its Doors on November 9th

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 in Advanced Manufacturing, Control Technologies, Events, EWI – Company, EWI Network, First Time Quality, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

After many months of planning and preparation, we are excited to announce the official opening of EWI Colorado, our new manufacturing center of excellence in Loveland, CO. To mark the occasion, we invite the manufacturing community to a facility premiere event on November 9, 2016. EWI’s third national laboratory is dedicated to establishing best-in-class technical capabilities in advanced quality measurement technologies.Read more