New Paper – Unique Visual Inspections Solutions in Applied R&D

visual inspectionThere are many off-the-shelf commercial systems that offer sufficient image processing intelligence for successful visual inspection in manufacturing. Some applications, however, require capabilities that are not yet available in standard systems.

EWI has been at the forefront of tackling complicated inspection issues for customers by innovating upon commercially available inspection and vision systems. In Unique Visual Inspection Solutions in Applied R&D, Principal Engineer Connie Reichert LaMorte discusses three specialized adaptations to standard systems that were developed at EWI to solve novel inspection problems.

To view or download Unique Visual Inspection Solutions in Applied R&D, click here.

To learn how EWI can help your company address your manufacturing inspection issues, contact creichert@ewi.org.

 

 

 

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Astronics Corporation is New EWI Member

Astronics horizWe are pleased to welcome Astronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, to EWI membership. The company’s products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification, and automated test systems. Astronics is based in East Aurora, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

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New article — Electron Beam Melting: From Powder to Part

Over the past decade, additive manufacturing (AM) technology has shifted from a prototyping tool to an accepted production method. To achieve production-quality results, however, it is important to use specially developed materials for AM builds. In recent years, EWI has been at the forefront of helping clients bring new AM materials to market for technologies such as laser and electron-beam powder bed fusion, powder and wire direct energy deposition, and binder jetting. Square RT 2018

EWI AM engineers Rutuja Samant and Frank Medina have written “Electron Beam Melting: From Powder to Part.” This paper focuses on what it takes to develop a new metal material to build parts using the electron beam melting technology. To download the paper, click here.

To reach the authors of this paper, contact rsamant@ewi.org or fmedina@ewi.org.Frank Medina

To learn more about EWI’s AM capabilities, visit ewi.org/technologies/additive-manufacturing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cost-Saving Benefits of Implementing Advanced Quality Systems

linkedin 5 ways reduce man costs quality systems 1080x729 11817 3Implementing advanced quality systems throughout the product development timeline enables smarter design, reduces waste, and ensures compliance with regulations—all of which are valuable cost-saving measures for manufacturers.

For example,

  • Computer modeling and design integrated with inspection development allows you to transition quickly to testing and production phases.
  • Real-time monitoring identifies failure through immediate feedback, so production problems can be addressed early.
  • Automated inspection processes lessen the need for human inspection, thus reducing manpower and human error.

EWI has helped companies across industries implement quality processes earlier in their manufacturing cycles to achieve these benefits. Our approach starts with asking questions that include:

  • How do we make quality a repeatable part of your manufacturing process to ensure quality for every single product and part?
  • How do we move quality inspection up the line?
  • How do we inspect at manufacturing speeds?
  • How can we avoid sacrificing devices due to destructive testing?

To learn more about how EWI helps companies save costs through first-time quality, view our new infographic, Five Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Through Advanced Quality Systems. We introduce specific areas where manufacturers can find savings and highlight three mini case studies in successful implementation of advanced quality systems.

Cases include:

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

 

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If you are interested in learning more about EWI’s advanced quality and inspection services, contact Shaun Freed at sfreed@ewi.org.

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