- Edison Welding Institute
Edison Welding Institute or EWI is a nonprofit, Ohio state-chartered engineering and technology organization dedicated to
weldingand materials joining. EWI staff provide materials joining assistance, contract research, consulting services and training to member companies in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, government, heavy manufacturing, medical and electronics industries. Approximately 150 employees staff the Institute. EWI holds numerous patents for various materials joining technologies. [ [http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=0&f=S&l=50&TERM1=edison+welding+institute&FIELD1=ASNM&co1=AND&TERM2=&FIELD2=&d=PTXT U.S. Patent and Trademark Office] ]
The organization was founded in 1984 in a research park adjacent to
Ohio State University[ [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00A14FE385F0C738DDDA00894DD484D81 Welding Engineers In Demand] , New York Times, 10 Sept 1985] , when then Ohio Governor Richard Celeste established the Thomas Edison Program, an initiative for the development of several Thomas Edison Technology Excellence Centers within the state, including a center for Welding Research and Development. It is considered the leading institution in North America for advancing the science of joining materials. ["OSC Announces High Performance Computing Partnership With Edison Welding Institute; Engineering Departments from Over 200 Companies to Benefit From Cost-Saving Online Testing Simulations." PR Newswire. New York: Nov 28, 2006. Source type: Wire Feed ProQuest document ID: 1169584711 Text Word Count 680 Document URL: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1169584711&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=76566&RQT=309&VName=PQD (ProQuest, by subscription. Retrieved August 28, 2007] . The EWI has collaborated with the Ohio Supercomputer Centerunder its "Blue Collar Computing Initiative" to develop supercomputer simulations of welding [ [http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2007/tc20070412_406858.htm Supercomputing Comes to the Rust Belt] , Businessweek, 12 Apr 2007] [ [http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2006/11/20/story14.html?t=printable Blue Collar Computing resources offered for welding simulations] , Columbus Business First, 17 Nov 2006] [ [http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/contentbe/dispatch/2007/01/12/20070112-G1-00.html Computers take on blue-collar tasks] , The Columbus Dispatch, 12 Jan 2007] .
EWI has offices and laboratories in
Columbus, Ohioand Houston, Texas.
The organization's sales in 2005 were $30 million. [cite web |last=Business First of Columbus |title=Edison Welding Institute names interim CEO |publisher=American City Business Journals, Inc. |date=2005-01-21 |url=http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2005/01/17/daily29.html |accessdate=2007-09-19] The organization receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public. [cite web |title=Edison Welding Institute, Inc. |publisher=TaxExemptWorld.com |url=http://www.taxexemptworld.com/organization.asp?tn=638694 |accessdate=2007-09-19] In 1997, EWI spent $8.8 million on research and development. [cite web |title=Research and Development Funding and Performance by Nonprofit |publisher=National Science Foundation |date=October 2001 |url=http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf02303/pdf/nsf02303.pdf |accessdate=2007-09-19]
* [http://www.ewi.org/ Official site.]
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