EWI to Offer Fundamentals of Welding Course in August and October

shutterstock WelderEWI will offer its frequently requested “Fundamentals of Welding” class for professionals two more times in 2018.  This five-day course, geared toward engineers and technicians, provides an overview of the various aspects of welding technology. The course is organized into modules discussing welding processes (arc, high-energy density, and non-arc), welding metallurgy and weldability, welding design and testing (including mechanical and nondestructive testing), and qualifications and procedure review.

August 14-18: Register here
Deadline to register is August 4!

October 16-20: Register here
Deadline to register is October 2!

If you have any questions, contact Beth Sharb at bsharb@ewi.org.

 

 

 

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Fabrisonic Engineer profiled in “Spotlight on Women in 3D Printing” series

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Hilary Johnson, Sales Engineer at EWI’s spinout company Fabrisonic, was recently featured in the online newsletter 3DPrint.com. An article titled “Taking the Unconventional Route to 3D Printing” chronicles her roundabout path to a successful career in engineering at a company she loves. To view Hilary’s profile in 3DPrint.com, click here.Hilary Johnson fab working

To read a more general take women in engineering by an EWI engineer, click here.

 

 

 

 

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EWI Colorado – Capabilities and Services on the Front Range

DSC_0244EWI Colorado opened in the fall of 2016, unveiling our latest state-of-the-art lab and facility.  This center of excellence was established in partnership with the City of Loveland, the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) and the State of Colorado to offer the region direct access to EWI’s full range of experts and provide expanded technical services and support to the manufacturing industry as a whole.

The core technology focus of EWI Colorado is advanced process monitoring and quality measurement during development, manufacturing or in-service use. As with all EWI locations, the Loveland facility offers access to the entire EWI network of manufacturing technology capabilities, lab facilities and engineering experts.

Specialized technology services and capabilities based at the Colorado lab include:

  • Real-time manufacturing process monitoring and analysis
  • Advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE)Spot Sight 1
  • Computed modeling and simulation for NDE
  • Computer vision and automated inspection
  • Non-contact surface metrology and property measurement
  • Inspection performance quantification
  • Structural health monitoring

EWI Colorado also offers business development services such as:

  • Strategic planning
  • Product development
  • Design for “x” (manufacturing, reliability, safety, quality, cost, etc.)
  • Applied research expertise in design and manufacturing
  • Technology and manufacturing implementation

ThermoScope 3EWI Colorado engages with manufacturers and product development companies throughout North America to help them achieve their goals. We show companies how to gain a sustainable, competitive advantage by developing and implementing cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, enhancing productivity, and helping to solve business challenges. Whether you need to lower costs, improve production quality, create new product capabilities, reduce time to market or increase revenues, our network of experts can steer your business toward greater success.capture

For more information, contact Barry Phillips at bphillips@ewi.org or 970.635.5117.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Infographic: 5 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Using Nondestructive Evaluation

thumbnail_nde_reduce_scrap_10174Profitable growth and innovation requires finding new ways to reduce manufacturing costs. Advanced NDE and inspection techniques give manufacturers the ability to reduce waste, ensure quality faster, meet government and industry regulations, and more.

EWI’s infographic, Five Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Using Nondestructive Evaluation, illustrates the areas where manufacturers can find cost savings using the latest NDE techniques. The infographic also contains three mini case studies in successful implementation of NDE:

  • Reducing material waste
  • Reducing destructive test specimens for validation
  • Automating for greater reliability and cost savings

Download the Infographic

If you would like to learn how EWI can help your company reduce costs and add to its bottom line using state-of-the-art NDE techniques, contact Evgueni Todorov, NDE Technology Leader at etodorov@ewi.org.

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Manufacturing Trends Survey Available

EWI’s goal is to provide the best manufacturing solutions that allow companies to profitably achieve their highest goals. To be ready to meet industry’s future challenges, EWI works with manufacturers to identify their key concerns and the best areas in which to invest.

To this end, we have created a survey to gauge the needs and trends of manufacturers in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. We invite you to share your feedback and help us determine the customized services that you would like us to offer. Providing your valuable input gives you a say as we continue to expand our offerings and deliver value to forward-thinking manufacturers.

The survey asks questions across topics that include:

  • External challenges
  • New technology investments
  • Technology readiness level
  • And more

Take the Survey

By completing our 5-minute survey, you will be eligible for a free engineering inquirya 30-minute phone consultation with a technical expert who can help address your challenge. It’s our way of thanking you for taking the time to tell us about your manufacturing challenges and goals, and for helping us understand how we can provide the tools manufacturers need today to compete and innovate successfully.

 

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Why does metal vibrate differently than plastic?

metal crystal lattice structure modelEWI Applications Engineer Miranda Marcus recently answered a question posed on the Q&A website Quora.com, “Why does metal vibrate differently than plastic?” Her short essay, picked up online by Forbes.com, uses the spring and dashpot model to clearly illustrate how the materials react differently to applied force and the structural reasons for the reactions.semi-crystalline structure model

To read “Why does metal vibrate differently than plastic?” and Miranda’s answers to other technical questions on Quora, click here.

To learn about EWI’s capabilities in plastics joining, contact Miranda at mmarcus@ewi.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EWI and Lako Partner to Commercialize New Ultrasonic Package Sealing Technology

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EWI and Lako Tool are pleased to announce that they have signed a licensing agreement that allows Lako to retrofit and upgrade existing vertical form-fill seal (VFFS) packaging equipment with EWI GreenSeal™ ultrasonic sealing technology.

EWI’s patented new technology can create seals as narrow as 1mm, thereby delivering the packaging industry improved package performance, lower package material usage, and significant savings opportunities. The system is designed for both rotary and reciprocal style machines, and can be easily retrofitted to existing equipment without extensive rebuilds.lako logo

“EWI GreenSeal is a breakthrough technology that addresses the packaging industry’s goals of improving seals, reducing waste, and increasing productivity,” said John Bialecki, President of Lako. “We are delighted to be able to offer this new system to our customers.”

“Lako is an ideal partner for introducing EWI GreenSeal to retrofit existing or new equipment for OEMs and CPGs,” said Henry Cialone, President and CEO of EWI. “Lako’s equipment expertise and customer-focused approach will enable packaging companies to quickly reap the benefits of this next-generation package sealing technology without having to invest in new equipment or systems.”

Lako began EWI GreenSeal retrofits in May. For more information, contact Inquiry@LakoTool.com.

GreenSeal logo grayTo learn more about EWI GreenSeal technology, contact mmatheny@ewi.org.

 

 

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Results of NIST-sponsored Study on Future of Materials Joining and Forming Now Available

A_Comprehensive_Advanced_Materials_Joining_and_Forming_Technology_Road coverEWI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently completed an exhaustive, two-year study to identify and prioritize technology development needs in materials joining and forming technologies and provide key recommendations to increase competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. This study — possibly the most in-depth national review and assessment of these essential manufacturing capabilities conducted to date — gathered and synthesized the views of more than 400 American manufacturers of all sizes from across all industrial sectors. The final report offers a broad, detailed national perspective on the challenges and priorities facing industry, and offers a plan for future of joining and forming technologies.

The results, technical priorities, and recommendations from the study have been issued in a report titled A Comprehensive Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Technology RoadmapThe report findings are available to the public now in two formats, the Executive Summary and the Full Report.

To download the Executive Summary or the Full Report  (or both versions) of A Comprehensive Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap, click here.

View the report

If you would you like to participate in further discussion of the report findings, gaps identified, and future goals with EWI and industry thought leaders, contact Tom McGaughy at 614.688.5054 or tmcgaughy@ewi.org.

 

 

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