“EWI Awards” presented to students at Ohio Academy of Science’s State Science Day

EWI was once again excited to sponsor the “EWI Award” for outstanding student projects in the field of materials science and engineering at the Ohio Academy of Science’s State Science Day competition on May 12, 2018. The annual event, held this year at The Ohio State University’s French Field House (near EWI headquarters in Columbus), brings together students with top science and engineering projects from all over the state.

EWI volunteers evaluated approximately 120 projects this year in two grade categories, 7th– 9th, and 10th-12th. In addition to receiving the EWI Awards, the high school awardees receive college scholarships from the State of Ohio.

The 1st prize winner in the high school division was Isabelle Davis, a tenth grader from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. Isabelle’s project examined 3-D printing of combinations of polymers. Second and place winners were Swati Bhageria (Sycamore High School, Cincinnati) and Grace Elhindi (Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights).

Audrey Margaret Zorman, a ninth grader from Beaumont School (Cleveland Heights), won 1st prize in the junior high division. Her project involved electrically conductive polymers for use in wearable electronics. Rayanne Mustapha (Bounty Collegium, Sylvania) and Molly Noel Groeschen (St. Columban School, Loveland) placed second and third, respectively.

State Science Day judgesEWI principal engineer and judging chairperson, Bill Mohr, thanked each of his EWI volunteer judges “for dedicating their time and effort to an event that helps inspire and reward the next generation of engineers and scientists.” EWI judges included: Hilary Johnson, Charlie Drews, Lance Cronley, Seth Shira, and Lindsey Lindamood, as well as three other volunteers who have judged before: Barb Christel, Joshua Emerick and Greg McMahon.

For more information, including a complete roster of participating students and sponsored awards, please visit www.ohiosci.org/ssd/.

 

 

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Warm Forming of High-Strength Aluminum Automotive Structural Parts — New Paper

Warm-forming success story HKThe automotive industry faces increased challenges to produce vehicles that meet the demands of the consumer while improving performance, fuel consumption, and emissions. Lightweighting structural components with sheet metal made of materials like high-strength aluminum (HSA) can help meet new standards and requirements.

EWI Forming Center and 12 industry partners recently completed a joint industry project to test and engineer forming solutions for automotive lightweighting. The project goal was to develop advanced and practical warm forming technology for high-strength aluminum (HSA) automotive structures. The project focused on an economical method of warm forming aluminum. The team’s work produced new design guidelines for a cost-effective warm-forming solution for aluminum alloys.

Hyunok Kim, Director of the EWI Forming Center, has written a new paper, Warm Forming of High-Strength Aluminum Automotive Structural Parts: A Success Story, describing the work and outcome of the joint industry project. To read the paper, click here.

To learn more about the activities of the EWI Forming Center, visit ewi.org/ewi-forming-center or contact hkim@ewi.org.

Project team at EWI Forming Center

Project team at EWI Forming Center

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EWI Welcomes AAM to Membership

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AAM has joined EWI as a new member. Headquartered in Detroit, the company operates at more than 90 facilities in 17 countries providing design, engineering, validation and manufacturing of driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets.

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EWI Capabilities to Support the Midstream Pipeline Industry — New Paper

Burst test specimenSince our founding in 1984, EWI has supported the midstream pipeline industry through developing nondestructive examination tools, specialized testing and computer modeling approaches to support construction, repair, and integrity assessment of critical pipeline systems, materials engineering, and welding process expertise.

EWI Senior Technology Advisor Tom McGaughy has written EWI Capabilities to Support the Midstream Pipeline Industry which outlines recent work to improve methods for predicting failure of corroded pipelines. This paper highlights advanced computer modeling and full-scale testing efforts that have reduced the scatter and bias in current failure prediction methodologies.Burst test digital image scan

To view EWI Capabilities to Support the Midstream Pipeline Industry, click here.

To learn more about EWI’s work in the oil and gas industry, visit ewi.org/industries/oil-gas.

 

 

 

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Ultrasonic Metal Foil Additive Manufacturing Explained

Ultrasonic metal foil additive manufacturing is a technology that was pioneered by Fabrisonic, an affiliate of EWI. It uses ultrasonic welding to build up metal parts layer by layer – a low-temperature, solid-state process that can produce 3D-printed parts as large as 6’ x 6’ square.

Recently, Fabrisonic President Mark Norfolk gave a terrific explanation of ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) and its advantages in an interview at the RAPID + TCT 3D printing event in Fort Worth, Texas.  A short video of his conversation with James Anderton can be viewed on engineering.com.

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To learn all about the UAM process and its advantages, watch the interview now.

To reach Mark Norfolk at Fabrisonic, contact mnorfolk@fabrisonic.com.

 

 

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EWI Welcomes Federal-Mogul as New Member

Federal-Mogul logoEWI is pleased to welcome Federal-Mogul LLC as a new member. The global supplier of products and solutions to manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles, as well as in power generation, aerospace, marine, rail and industrial, operates with two business divisions. Federal-Mogul Powertrain focuses on original equipment powertrain products for automotive, heavy-duty and industrial applications, and Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment manufacturers with vehicle products including brake friction, chassis, wipers and other components.

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Advancements in EWI DeepTIG™ for Higher Productivity GTAW – New Paper

EWI DeepTIG™, developed through the Navy ManTech Program in the 1990s, increases productivity during gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) by enabling simplified joint preparations and reduced number of passes. It is classified by the American Welding Society as a penetration enhancing flux with many user benefits. GTAW welds made with EWI DeepTIG are typically produced in a single pass on square groove butt-joints with base material thickness up to 3/8-in thick.Image for blog

For some time, EWI DeepTIG has been available in specialized flux formulas for carbon steel, stainless steel, and nickel-based alloys. Now, a more user-friendly version of the product, EWI DeepTIG wire, is also available and can be used like any other welding filler metal. The advantage is that penetration can be increased 250%-300% compared to conventional welds made with solid wire.

EWI DeepTIG wire has been validated by work that EWI has performed for the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to improve the productivity of pipe welding in U.S. shipyards. This work is discussed in a new paper by EWI Senior Engineer Nick Kapustka, Advancements in EWI DeepTIG™ for Higher Productivity GTAW.

To view this paper, click here.

To order or learn more about EWI DeepTIG products, contact nkapustka@ewi.org.

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Exciting News from EWI in New York and Colorado

EWI, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been helping manufacturers innovate since 1984. In recent years, we’ve expanded to two new locations, giving our customers throughout the country greater access to our technology, resources, and manufacturing services. Lately, our New York and Colorado facilities have been making headlines.

Buffalo Manufacturing WorksBuffalo Manufacturing Works, our first expansion location, opened its doors in 2015. One of its primary focus areas is additive manufacturing. Recently, Buffalo Manufacturing Works led EWI efforts to win funding for a new center of excellence related to 3D printing in manufacturing sponsored by ASTM. Operated in collaboration with Auburn University and NASA, the center will create a global innovation hub that advances technical standards, related R&D, education and training for additive manufacturing.

ShiftAlso in the news is SHIFT, a Buffalo Manufacturing Works initiative aimed toward small to mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in Western New York. The objective of the program, which is free of charge, is to help companies identify technologies to help them innovate and compete effectively in the global market. To date, SHIFT has engaged with 43 SMMs.

To read about these partnerships and other activity at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, click here.

DSC_0244On the western frontier, EWI Colorado has been drawing the attention of the manufacturing industry. Our Loveland, Colorado, lab opened in late 2016, and has been an instrumental participant in the Colorado FourFront project for advanced manufacturing. Its facility serves as a Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association (CAMA) Fuse Center, which enables businesses to connect and innovate remotely, develop new business opportunities, implement training and educational programs, and share B2B information throughout the region and beyond. CAMA recently featured EWI Colorado in a video about Colorado FourFront.Video screenshot Barry

To view the CAMA video, click here.

These programs demonstrate just a few of the ways that EWI’s newer locations are making an impact locally, regionally, and nationally.

To explore the capabilities of Buffalo Manufacturing Works, visit www.buffalomanufacturingworks.com.

To get details about SHIFT, visit www.shiftmfg.com.

To find out more about EWI Colorado, contact bphillips@ewi.org.

 

 

 

 

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Corvus Energy is a New EWI Member

Corvus EnergyWe are pleased to welcome Corvus Energy to EWI membership. Corvus Energy is a provider of high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives.

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Advancements in EWI DeepTIGTM for Higher Productivity GTAW

EWI DeepTIG™ flux enhances penetration and reduces passes in GTAW. A new cored-wire version of the product reduces the preparation steps and increase penetration 250-300% over conventional solid-wire welds. This paper discusses the research and benefits.

 

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