Webinar: Overcoming Mechanical Testing Challenges for EV Battery Material Development and Production
In this webinar, we examine trends in the EV battery industry and challenges related to mechanical testing, and we discuss solutions that lead to improved testing accuracy, repeatability, and throughput.
As the global automotive industry ramps up investment in the production of electric vehicles, battery manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to innovate and grow faster than ever before — putting material science and mechanical testing in the spotlight. On the R&D side, developers are working to produce batteries that deliver improved range, enhanced safety, faster charging, and better performance in extreme conditions. On the quality side, manufacturers are needing to scale up their testing and find efficiencies to keep up with increasing production demands.
What you'll learn about:
- How major trends within the battery industry are affecting testing requirements
- The challenges faced by R&D and quality control labs and how to address them
- How testing data is collected and can be correlated between internal and global labs
Learn more about EV battery testing.
Cylindrical Cell Weld Testing — For Electric Vehicle Batteries
Cylindrical cells require several welds during assembly, including the cathode tab to the cap of the cell, the anode tab to the base of the can, and even the tab-to-tab individual welds. All of these require proper alignment and gripping solutions for high throughput and repeatable results.
Puncture Test Fixture: Testing Separator Film for Electric Vehicle Batteries
Puncture testing (EN 14477) of separator film is critical to ensure the safety and longevity of each cell throughout the life cycle of a battery. Film must be strong enough to withstand punctures from dendrites that form with extensive use. Ensuring proper specimen tautness and alignment of an upper probe are critical for this application.
Busbar Terminal Weld Testing — For Electric Vehicle Batteries
Electric vehicle batteries require countless welds between electrodes, tabs, casings, and cells. Understanding the most common failure modes and strength of each weld is critical for determining the life of a battery.