What to Expect When Working with EWI

Answers to frequently asked questions about project work with EWI’s Nondestructive Evaluation team.

You don’t have to be a member to work with us, but membership has many advantages. EWI members receive a discount on project work, and are entitled to free Design Reviews, Technical Inquiries, Literature Searches, and a wealth of other great benefits
Contact us (use the form on this page) and we’ll determine whether to hold a conference call or Design Review in order to further discuss your challenges with the appropriate subject matter experts here at EWI.
We assess feasibility by constructing a set of proof of principle experiments, designed to evaluate alternative solutions to joining, materials selection, joint design, or inspection. Such experiments are focused on isolating and then finding solutions to the critical technical challenges quickly so the product and process development can proceed to the next stages with reduced technical risk.

If R&D is needed, we typically develop a Statement of Work (SOW) and revise that until we both agree on it. From there we will generate Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) pricing as a checking point to make sure we are aligned on budget. We will convert the ROM to a formal proposal. After acceptance of the proposal and terms we start work on the program.The time it takes to complete a job depends on the size and complexity of the project, the current backlog, and the delivery of any materials that may be required. However, most EWI initial phase projects take 2-3 months.

We encourage clients to visit EWI and witness activities on their programs. We often include this in the project scope if the client is interested in it, and work with the Principal Investigator, Project Manager, and client to coordinate a visit.
Confidentiality at EWI is of utmost importance, and a crucial component for our long term success. Integrity is one of our core values, and a vital part of our relationship with our members and the hundreds of confidential projects they trust us to perform every year. For additional assurance, we are happy to and routinely execute non-disclosure agreements to enable open discussion with our clients.

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If you’d like to speak to someone at EWI today, please call Jon Jennings at 614.688.5144

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