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


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.