Recently Published: Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center

JMSPEWI Graduate Fellow, Amin Moghaddas, along with EWI colleagues, Matt Short, Nick Wiley, Karl Graff, and an OSU co-author were recently published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering.

“Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center,” focuses on transitioning the ultrasonic-assisted drilling (UAD) process from a laboratory to a production system compatible with automated machining systems. This work details the design and development of an ultrasonic drilling module and reviews prior work in UAD, including the development of a module based on a vibration-isolating case using a standard tool holder.

EWI Members can obtain the article by contacting the EWI Library. If your company is not a member, consider the benefits of EWI membership today.

The article is also available through ASME.

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Sealing Devices Inc. joins EWI as New Member

We are pleased to welcome nesealing-devices-logo.jpg.pagespeed.ce.HmcvfQagYhw EWI member Sealing Devices Inc.  The company is one of the largest, privately-held manufacturers, converters, and distributors of innovative sealing and gasket products in North America. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, NY, Sealing Devices provides products to industrial OEM customers worldwide.

 

 

 

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EWI to Launch New Aerospace Forming Consortium in May

ewi-logo-new121The aerospace industry increasingly experiences needs for new materials applications, such as fiber-metal laminates/metal-matrix composites and new aluminum/titanium/nickel alloys. A major challenge for the aerospace industry is to ensure that product manufacturing processes are adaptable enough to handle these new materials. The challenge is also to integrate these new materials technologies with existing forming processes or novel forming technologies. Advanced manufacturing technologies and value-added practices in design and production are important for the aerospace industry to reduce manufacturing costs and produce excellent quality and high-value aerospace vehicles.

The materials and processes being used in the aerospace industry are often very expensive
because of the limited number of aerospace alloys and manufacturing processes that are
qualified for the design codes and government safety regulations. Therefore, the aerospace industry is greatly interested in developing and implementing flexible net-shape forming processes to replace or minimize expensive conventional manufacturing processes such as machining and forging.

To meet this need, EWI is launching a new Aerospace Forming Consortium. A decision to fund the implementation of the flexible net-shape forming processes can be beyond the risk tolerance of any individual company or group within the aerospace industry.

A meeting to introduce the new consortium, planned for May 8, 2018 (concurrent to AeroMat 2018 in Orlando), will bring together OEMs, part suppliers, material producers, forming equipment builders, and academia to discuss important issues related to the current practice and advancement of sheet metal forming technology in the aerospace industry.

Technical presentations and discussions will feature the following:

  • Advanced flow forming and spinning processes
  • The incremental radial forging of turbine blade preforms and hollow-shafts
  • Applications of real-time and nondestructive monitoring tools for cold forming aerospace structural parts

Join us for a welcome reception at 5:00 pm in the Naples 3 meeting room, Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida, on May 8.  Technical presentations and discussions will run from 5:00 pm through 6:30 pm. Hors d’ouevres will be served.

To register for this launch event, please click here. For more information about the Aerospace Forming Consortium, contact Ian Harris at iharris@ewi.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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How do you assess your best options before making big production investments?

linkedin-Adv-Manuf-advisory-Companion2Implementing change at any stage of design, development, or operations can present challenges. Whether you are looking to join dissimilar materials, need to assess the impact of material and process selection, or want to evaluate the feasibility of a new technology—it is important to have a clear plan before implementing change.

That’s where consulting with a collaborative, unbiased partner like EWI can make a big impact, guiding you through the change process, reducing risk and increasing your chances of success.

Among other things, EWI can:

  • Examine current capabilities to determine technological or process gaps and goals,
  • Review your design for manufacturability, including joining, forming, and quality systems to achieve product goals,
  • Screen your materials to confirm weldability and/or formability,
  • Establish a technology development plan,
  • And more.

To illustrate the range of advisory services that EWI offers, we present a new overview, EWI’s Advisory Services: Helping Organizations Evaluate Opportunities for Change. 

 

Read the Overview

 

EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies that deliver a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. We help manufacturers successfully implement change to overcome any design or operational challenge.

Interested in learning more about how our Advisory Services can help you optimize design and improve operations? Contact Jon Jennings at jjennings@ewi.org.

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EWI Welcomes New Member Company Aptiv

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Aptiv is a global technology company that delivers software capabilities, advanced computing platforms and networking architecture solutions for the future of mobility. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Aptiv operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers, in 45 countries.

 

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Fundamentals of Welding and Forming Classes Scheduled

Forming Center Workshop 2013 (46)EWI will offer two of its most requested professional courses twice each in coming months:

Taught by engineers from the EWI Forming Center, Sheet Metal Forming: Fundamentals and Applications, is geared toward designers, engineers, and managers involved in new product development, stamping process engineering, tooling design/maintenance, stamping quality check/process control, and purchasing of stamping/equipment/tooling. A spring class, April 18-19, and a summer class, September 10-11, will both be held at EWI World Headquarters in Columbus, OH.EWI front w entrance

The popular Fundamentals of Welding class offers a full week of training in welding processes, welding metallurgy and weldability, welding design and testing (including mechanical testing and NDT), and qualifications and procedure review.  Both sessions will be held during the summer, June 18-22 and August 13-17, also at EWI in Columbus.

To register or to learn more, click below on the class of your choice:

For more information, contact bsharb@ewi.org.

 

 

 

 

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