EWI to Present Technical Workshops at 10th Annual ASSEMBLY Show

The ASSEMBLY Show is a premier event for engineers and manufacturing executives. The conference showcases the latest assembly technology, equipment, and products, and hosts a series of workshops and presentations led by industry experts. The 10th annual show will take place in Rosemont, Illinois, October 25-27, 2022.

This year, EWI engineering specialists will offer workshops on three strategic technologies with far-reaching applications for manufacturers:

  • Metal Welding Overview for Battery Packs
    Olga Eliseeva, Project Engineer for Materials, will present a comprehensive examination of ultrasonic, resistance, laser, wire bonding, and pulsed-arc welding as applied to battery packs. (Tuesday morning, 10/25)
  • Fundamentals of Plastics Welding
    Miranda Marcus, Senior Engineer for Polymer Joining, will give an in-depth overview of plastic welding processes including ultrasonic, vibration, laser, and hot plate, and provide practical guidance on how to choose the right one for your application. (Tuesday afternoon, 10/25)
  • Introduction to Automation Implementation
    Engineering Group Leader Matt Malloy will provide an overview of the various automation components you need to consider when introducing automation into your process, recommendations on moving your project forward, and help with understanding your return on investment. (Thursday afternoon, 10/27)

In addition, Senior Technology Leader for Polymers Jeff Ellis will present as part of panel Electric & Autonomous Vehicles: The Future is Now, a workshop that will be held Tuesday afternoon, 10/25.

EWI will also host an exhibit at ASSEMBLY 2022 where visitors can see demonstrations and results of customized technology developed to enhance manufacturing productivity and efficiency. EWI engineering leaders will be at Booth 554 to answer questions and discuss potential solutions to assembly challenges.

The ASSEMBLY Show is open to the public, and registration is now open. (Registration before September 30th is free.)

To learn more about the ASSEMBLY SHOW, click here.

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Next-generation Lithium-ion Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

Understanding Lithium Batteries for Electric Vehicle Applications — a new EWI guide

Lithium-ion batteries are costly, but they dominate in electric vehicle applications because they can achieve high operating voltages and very high energy efficiency while also maintaining a small size and footprint. With so much interest in Li batteries comes more R&D geared to practical applications like vehicle electrification. As a result, the technology is rapidly getting cleaner, more efficient, and less expensive.

With so much opportunity, it is critical to understand lithium batteries – how they perform so successfully, what’s fueling their rapid advancement, and what opportunities lie in the future for their application. These topics are discussed in Understanding Lithium Batteries for Electric Vehicles, written by EWI Applications Engineer Ajay Krishnan.

You are invited to download this EWI guide – for free – by completing the form below.

If you would like to discuss how EWI can help you adopt or enhance your use of lithium battery technology, please contact Doug Myers at [email protected].

Want to contact an EWI expert about a project? Call 614.688.5152 or click here.

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In-process monitoring for AM-DED builds

Errors that occur during large-scale additive manufacturing (AM) builds can be prohibitively expensive for manufacturers. Current in-line inspection methods are inefficient, but damaged and distorted end products waste too much time, material, and money.

How can in-process inspection be optimized to improve productivity and ensure quality? EWI investigated this question using the laser-blown powder DED process (LP-DED). The results are discussed in Process Monitoring for Directed Energy Deposition, a new paper written recently by Lee Kerwin and Ron Aman.

This paper can be downloaded – compliments of EWI – by completing the form on this page.

If you have questions about this work or other aspects of AM, contact Ron Aman, Senior Technology Leader for Additive Manufacturing, at [email protected].

Complete this form to download the paper:

To view the paper, please submit the form above.

Want to contact an EWI expert about a project? Call 614.688.5152 or click here.

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EWI to Co-host Turbine Forum Conference in October

EWI is pleased to partner with Turbine Forum to present Turbine Forum 2022, three days of technical talks, information sharing, and networking with the goal of improving turbine quality, decreasing repair costs, and utilizing new techniques to meet green energy requirements. The conference, which will bring together stakeholders in the aerospace, space, oil and gas, power generation, and industrial gas turbine engine industries, will take place at the Blackwell Inn on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, October 4-6, 2022.

The event will open with an evening Open House reception at Quintus Technologies on Monday, October 3rd. On Tuesday morning, the technical program will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a keynote presentation from EWI Senior Technology Leader Jerry Gould on Materials for Turbines in the Green Energy World. The program will continue with research presentations on the following technologies as they relate to turbine engine manufacture and repair:

  • additive manufacturing
  • advanced welding
  • brazing
  • thermal spray
  • advanced coatings
  • industrial processes
  • single-crystal repair
  • advanced repair

To view the conference agenda, click here. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour EWI Headquarters during an Open House & Reception on October 4th.

To register for Turbine Forum 2022, click the button below.

Questions? Please contact Cal Lacasse of the Turbine Forum at [email protected] or 214.674.0913.

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