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

EWI 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 laboratoryRead more

Sealing Devices Inc. joins EWI as New Member

We are pleased to welcome new 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.       The post SealingRead more

EWI to Launch New Aerospace Forming Consortium in May

The 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 processesRead more

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

Implementing 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 withRead more

EWI Welcomes New Member Company Aptiv

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.   The post EWI Welcomes New Member Company Aptiv appeared first on EWI.Read more

Fundamentals of Welding and Forming Classes Scheduled

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, andRead more

EWI in Now Member of NextFlex Consortium for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

EWI is pleased to announce its membership in NextFlex, an institute of Manufacturing USA, the national initiative that focuses on emerging advanced manufacturing technologies. NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing flexible hybrid electronic (FHE) manufacturing in the USA. Flexible hybridRead more

Member MSA Safety Inc. is a new EWI Member

We are pleased to welcome new member MSA Safety Inc. Founded as Mine Safety Appliances Inc., in 1914 with a focus on mine rescue, the company now leads the charge for workplace safety with a product line that includes oil and gas detection meters, fire safety equipment and hard hats. The company has locations inRead more

EWI and Auburn University-NASA tapped for New ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

ASTM International, a world-renowned standards and related-services organization, has announced winners of a global competition for its first-ever Center of Excellence (CoE), which will focus on additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. From a pool of dozens of proposals submitted in December, EWI and Auburn University-NASA were co-selected to run the cutting-edge CoE.Read more

How Advanced Quality Systems Increase Throughput and Reduce Time to Market

As manufacturing margins shrink and consumers continue to demand high-quality products that can last a lifetime, advanced quality systems are helping manufacturers maintain a competitive edge. Shifting from post-production quality testing and inspection to in-line, automated quality system technologies integrated throughout the product lifecycle results in smarter designs, reduced costs, improved productivity, increased efficiency andRead more