New Paper — Hybrid Ultrasonic Spot Welding of High Strength Materials

The idea that resistance and ultrasonic processes can be combined into an effective joining method has been around for more than 20 years, but has never been commercialized. With the increasing demand for  lightweight materials in planes and vehicles, however, the resistance-and-ultrasonic concept is under reconsideration. Studies now indicate that this hybrid method could be aRead more


EWI Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

EWI held two special programs on October 6 to mark Manufacturing Day 2017, a nationwide day of events that highlight the importance of manufacturing in the American economy and workplace. In the morning, several officials from the State of Ohio visited EWI’s Columbus facility to dedicate our newly installed, 330-ton servo press. In attendance wereRead more


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OMEGA is New EWI Member

We are pleased to welcome OMEGA Engineering of  Sunbury, OH, to EWI membership. This Ohio branch of OMEGA Engineering, Inc. (Norwalk, CT) supplies pressure and load transducers. Since OMEGA’s inception in 1962, the company has grown from manufacturing a single product line of thermocouples to offering more than 100,000 state-of-the-art products for measurement and control ofRead more


EWI Forming Center Workshop Highlights Advancements, New Capabilities

The annual EWI Forming Center Workshop was held on October 5 at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Industry leaders convened to share knowledge and discuss applications, advances, and challenges related to sheet metal forming. The event, geared largely towards the automotive industry, featured presentations from Honda, Aida, KTH, AK Steel, AMAG, Fuchs, AutoForm, and others.Read more


EWI Presents Key Modules of Department of Energy’s New “Build4Scale” Program

On October 6th, EWI introduced the Department of Energy’s new “Build4Scale Manufacturing Entrepreneur Training” (Build4Scale) to a group of  business, academic and government representatives. The 4-hour training session took place at the EWI facility in Loveland, Colorado, and coinciding with Manufacturing Day 2017 events taking place throughout the country. The Build4Scale program includes training content andRead more


EWI Expands Direct Metal Laser-Sintering Technology AGAIN!

EWI is pleased to announce the acquisition of its second EOS direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS™) system, an additive manufacturing (AM) technology with the capacity to fuse metal powder into 3D components.  The newest addition to the EWI AM family is the EOS M290 DMLS System including EOSTATE MeltPool which delivers high-resolution data for process development andRead more


New paper: In-Process Monitoring Techniques for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)

As metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes become more frequent in manufacturing operations, a key component for acceptance is improved quality control methodologies. The current quality control paradigm does not include the ability to recognize quality throughout the build as it is barely scratching the surface of monitoring capability, let along control. EWI has begun performing research onRead more


Fundamentals of Welding Course to be offered in October

EWI will offer “Fundamentals of Welding” one last time in 2017. To register for the October 16-20 course, click here. 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, weldingRead more


Sciaky is New EWI Member

EWI is pleased to welcome Sciaky, Inc. as a new member. The company, based in Chicago, IL, is provider of advanced welding systems and job shop welding services in the fabrication market. Sciaky is known worldwide for its selection of  electron beam welders, electron beam additive manufacturing solutions, and advanced arc welders. The post Sciaky is New EWIRead more