New paper – Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization

The term “optimize process parameters for additive” is commonly used in the additive manufacturing (AM) world. But what does it really mean to optimize parameters for metal additive manufacturing?

Bringing a 3D-printed part to market involves identifying the correct material source, characterizing the raw material, identifying the correct machine parameter window for deposition, developing the stress relief and heat treatment parameters, identifying the correct post finishing technique and, finally, determining the right NDE technique for inspection. All of this involves optimization to determine the ideal parameter sets based on functional part requirements.

In her new paper, Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization, EWI Applications Engineer Rutuja Samant discusses additive manufacturing process parameter development and the continuous work being done to enhance parameter optimization.

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To download a copy of Key Considerations for Metal AM Parameter Optimization, click here now.

To reach the author, contact rsamant@ewi.org.

 

 

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Competing in an Era of Rapid Change: Accelerate Your Product Development with EWI

Auto-trafficA manufacturing revolution is upon us. Product performance requirements are increasingly more stringent, while consumers are demanding products that are lighter, smaller, stronger and longer-lasting. New technologies are changing the way materials are used, and new materials are pushing the envelope on technology development. And, manufacturers across all industries are under increasing pressure to reduce product design cycle time by as much as 50%.

How can you develop manufacturing processes to meet these demands and bring your products to market quickly? For many industry leaders, the answer is to partner with EWI.

EWI provides the engineering expertise you need to adjust, change, or shift your manufacturing processes to stay competitive. Whatever your product development goals, our wide range of engineering and manufacturing services can help you get there quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively.

Turn to EWI for:

  • Process feasibility studies to determine the best processes for your application(s)
  • In-depth iterative trials to accelerate process development through testing, analysis, and refinement
  • Materials development studies to determine ideal material properties for optimal manufacturing
  • Process development & optimization to increase process operating window efficiency, productivity, and cost effectiveness
  • And more.

Accelerating New Product Development in an Era of Rapid Innovation and Evolving Demand highlights the breadth of our expertise in applied technology development for manufacturers. To see why EWI could be the right partner to help you achieve your product development goals, view this graphic overview now.

Questions about EWI’s development services? Contact Jon Jennings at jjennings@ewi.org.

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Accelerating New Product Development in an Era of Rapid Innovation and Evolving Demand

Product performance requirements are becoming more stringent. Advanced materials are dictating the needs for new processes. And manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce product design cycle time. To stay competitive, today’s manufacturers must adapt, innovate, and partner effectively. This graphic overview highlights the breadth of EWI’s expertise in applied technology development for manufacturers.

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Finding Engineering Solutions for the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

Auto-trafficAccording to trend watcher Industry Week, the number of electric cars on the road is likely to triple in the next two years – from 3.7 million last year to 13 million by the end of the decade.

As the automotive industry starts to embrace vehicle electrification, there is an increasing need for smarter, more efficient joining technologies for batteries.

Tech innovator EWI has been actively working toward building a better battery for electric vehicles. In recent years, the EWI team has examined several methods to address the challenges of making batteries that are light enough, strong enough, powerful enough, and safe enough for a global fleet of cars. An article in the May edition of Welding Productivity, “Batteries Included,” looks at the advanced manufacturing technologies under consideration and the positive developments toward practical manufacturing solutions.

To ready the Welding Productivity article, click here.

To learn more about EWI’s work in vehicle electrification, contact Matt Short at mshort@ewi.org.

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AAF Flanders Joins EWI Membership!

MFG_AAF-Flanders mediumAAF Flanders manufactures air filtration designed to remove and control airborne particulates and gaseous contaminants in residential, commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation and nuclear power applications. With its global headquarters located in Louisville, Kentucky, the company operates production, warehousing and distribution facilities in 22 countries across four continents.

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