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WeAutomotive Group Delivers Unique, High-Value, Content-Lead Technical Agendas And Networking Forums For The Electric Vehicle Sector

WeAutomotive Group specialize in the meticulous research and conceptualization of premier business conferences and information products, strategically engineered to provide unparalleled value to the industries and communities we serve. Our events stand as the foremost gathering of industry leaders, and our partners represent the most innovative technology and solution providers serving the international OEM community.

Recognizing the discerning expectations of our clients, we are committed to delivering tangible benefits through our meticulously curated events and webinars. Our reputation is rooted in the consistent delivery of transformative business insights, positioning us as a recognized leader in providing profound and actionable industry knowledge.

Informed by comprehensive consultation and research with industry leaders, WeAutomotive Group’s highly focused agendas are designed to addressthe key and critical concerns of each industry sector whilst delivering unparalleled value through practical, actionable, technical insights. This meticulous approach underscores our commitment to excellence and ensures that our events consistently attract top-tier attendees looking for cutting-edge industry knowledge, professional collaboration, take-away practical solutions, the latest technologies, and content that directly addresses key and current challenges.

Designed for busy professionals, ourevents and webinars are designed to maximize your time and investment, offering condensed and impactful technical sessions without the unnecessary fluff!

Never has there been a more exciting time to be part of the automotive industry; the rule book and conventionality have been thrown out of the window to make way for a tidal wave of innovation, diversity, and new opportunity. Electrification, technology innovation, new shapes, new spaces and new boundaries, are now synonymous across the sector globally as automotive engineering encompasses a broader definition than ever before.

Following the success of last year’s annual conferences and exhibitions, as well as new launch events in eVTOL, Smart Manufacturing and Battery Recycling, 2024 promises to be a dynamic and thrilling year for WeAutomotive Group as our flagship events grow, and our array of xEV Conferences & Exhibitions undergo further expansion and diversification.

Whilst our conferences and exhibitions have seen exponential growth, increasing in sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees –WeAutomotive’sTechTalk webinars have alsocontinued to engage global audiences of pre-qualified decision makers from their offices, homes and during their travels.

The TechTalkseries consist of live, content-driven, topic-specific weeks of individually hosted webinars. We have not only seen a growing number of live attendees and on-demand downloads, but have also consistently grown our client base of suppliers and technology providers; delivering now over2000 sponsored webinars across a broad range of BEV topics. The continued success of these webinars demonstrates a space and appetite in the market for both online and in-person delivered content – working coherently together to support and strengthen the success of each activity for both end-users, and suppliers.

WeAutomotive Group takes immense pride in firmly establishing itself as market leaders, delivering an unrivalled and unparalleled offering in this dynamic space, so buckle up for an electrifying journey as we continue to redefine the automotive landscape in 2024.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our shows this year, where the automotive future takes center stage!

Featured BEV TECHTALKS 2024

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Designing A New BEV: Expedite Development Cycles While Still Achieving Advanced System Optimization

Joe Amodeo ,Director Process Automation & Optimisation SIMULIA R&D, Dassault Systèmes

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During this webinar we will follow the design of a new battery electric vehicle, and demonstrate how MODSIM can impact the smallest details of battery design, such as optimizing the electrochemistry or selecting the optimal pack configuration, all the way to the larger questions of test management, control strategies, and the certification for WLTP regulation. In addition, we will show a number of real-world examples from the Lifesciences, Marine, and Consumer Packaging industries where MODSIM has delivered significant business benefits.
We will demonstrate how MODSIM is a key enabler for transformation. MODSIM enabled process’ can now reduce the times of complex modeling & simulation tasks from weeks to days. By widespread deployment of such processes, MODSIM can compress development cycle times, and yet still allow for the cutting-edge optimization of complex systems, with advanced techniques such as machine learning.
This ability to do realistic virtual testing earlier allows more innovation and more efficient use of resources. The overall effect of these transformations is to deliver significant business benefits – a more desirable and cost-effective product, delivered more quickly.

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All-In-One Inspection For Quality Control In The Automotive Industry

Javier Gil Belda , Business Development Manager, Eines Vision Systems

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Discover the All-in-One AI-based vision system for measuring, inspecting surface damage and checking external components
  • To understand the current needs of automotive quality control
  • To know the current methods of inspection and their hazards
  • To present a total system based on cameras and artificial intelligence
  • To learn about the EINES technology to make your plant smart
  • Metrology: measurement of flush and gap, parallelism and symmetry
  • Detect Imperfections: paint defects on the car
  • Part-to-spec correspondence: validating external components
  • To learn the importance of big data

 

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Reverse Engineering Of Future Thermoset Resins For EV Battery Packs With Computational Material Science And Engineering

Kaoru Aou , R&D Fellow, DOW

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  • Thermal finite element modeling with simplifying assumptions can be used to analyze a sudden high temperature thermal event from one cylindrical cell, and compute how heat is dissipated through the cured resins to neighboring cells
  • Computational fluid dynamics can be used to assess the flow behavior of thermosetting potting resin between cylindrical battery cells, as well as between cells and the walls of the EV battery pack
  • Mechanical finite element modeling shows how structural resonance frequencies change as a function of cured resin modulus, with implication on noise and vibration management
  • These model calculations can be used to iterate through different polymeric resin designs at early stages of battery pack design, and is a valuable tool for new material developers

 

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BEV Requirements Influencing Novel Thermal Propagation Prevention Encapsulants

Dr. Marlen Valverde , Business Development Manager for the Automotive and EV market , H.B. Fuller

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The rapid adoption of electrification in transportation is urging engineers to actively pursue advancements in vehicle range, manufacturing cost reduction, and battery safety enhancement.
This fast-paced technological evolution forces the development of novel adhesives, sealants, and encapsulants to meet the unique demands of electric vehicle (EV) applications. Encapsulation materials tailored for EV batteries offer a dual advantage, providing enhanced safety features while maintaining essential performance requirements such as lightweight construction, efficient thermal management, and robust structural integrity.
This presentation aims to shed light on the ongoing efforts to address the multifaceted challenges associated with prevention of thermal propagation and highlights some innovative foam encapsulants which are enabling the success and viability of safer electric vehicles in the market.

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Maximizing Efficiency Through Thermal Management For An Electrifying Futures

Unlock Performance In Your Battery System

Stephan Winkmann , Business Development Manager E-Mobility, Sika
Ann-Kathrin Schönborn , Market Field Manager, Sika

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How Automakers Can Deploy Analytics At Scale Using A Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Vikram Mankar , Principal Product Manager, GE Vernova
Jakob Hall , Enterprise Business Development Leader, GE Vernova

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Did you know most companies use less than 1%* of their operational data?  However, analytics can be the key to unlocking solutions for not only today’s automotive manufacturing challenges but also preventing and overcoming the challenges of tomorrow.
Learn how automotive manufacturers are overcoming this by applying Smart Factory innovation to:
  • Empower domain experts to use the power of analytics and ML tools to solve plant floor challenges
  • Democratize data for analytics and AI
  • Use hybrid cloud architecture to enable condition based monitoring and other applications
  • Deploy analytics at scale

 

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Latest OnDemand BEV TECHTALKS 

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The Power Of Industrial DevOps: Driving Efficiency And Performance In Automotive Manufacturing

Ben O’Rourke , Chief Revenue Officer, Copia Automation
Speaker Biography | Company Profile

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  • What is Industrial DevOps? Learn how modern source control and quality control is transforming industrial automation
  • Discover how to standardize and streamline the fragmented landscape of proprietary file types, bespoke protocols, physical file sharing, and other sources of friction
  • Learn how these strategies help overcome economic challenges like labor shortages, increased demand, maintenance and downtime, and cybersecurity risks
  • Discuss how Industrial DevOps encourages IT/OT convergence for greater operational efficiency and ownership across the organization

 

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Virtual Vehicle Styling Using Aerodynamic Guidance & Immersive Visualization

Rick Shock ,SIMULIA Transportation & Mobility Industry Process Director , Dassault Systèmes
Lilian Chou ,CATIA Design Industry Process Consultant Expert , Dassault Systèmes

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First impressions count for a lot in the world’s automotive markets. A vehicle’s looks are a major driver in the decision to purchase, and manufacturers are under pressure to bring impactful styles quickly to market. But consumers, and regulators, also want a vehicle that performs well in terms of handling, comfort and, especially for electric vehicles, range. 
Designers are under pressure to innovate but also to get it right the first time. CATIA Design applications provide best in class  tools to bring automotive stylists ideas to life. And since these tools are on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, connecting to SIMULIA simulation technology is a seamless way to leverage MODSIM and provide quick performance feedback to designers to provide the best combination of performance & aesthetics.

 

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Unleashing The Future: The Evolution Of Telematics

Dean Pratt , Customer Technology Advisor, Kyndryl

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In this in-depth webinar, we delve into the profound influence of telematics on logistics management. We meticulously analyze the seamless integration of telematics with advanced driver assistance systems and cutting-edge smart infrastructure, showcasing remarkable advancements in safety and operational efficiency. Furthermore, we scrutinize the convergence of telematics with the latest technological frontiers, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and autonomous driving, offering a comprehensive view of potential synergistic opportunities and the intricate challenges that arise at this intersection. Join us as we navigate the intricate web of transformative logistics telematics.

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Choosing The Right Tape When Designing For Electrical Insulation In EV Batteries

Max VanRaaphorst , Business Development Manager – E-Mobility and Automotive, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes
Steve DeMaagdt , Business Development Manager, E-Mobility and Automotive, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes

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Choosing a dielectric protection barrier during the design and construction of EV battery modules and packs is a critical engineering decision. With an optimized solution, engineers can maximize pack energy density, improve vehicle reliability, and enhance consumer safety.
In this session, Max VanRapporstand Steve DeMaagdof Avery Dennison Performance Tapes will discuss the comparative advantages of using pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes versus coatings to create dielectric barriers. They’ll explain how to choose a specific dielectric tape based on the application, including pack electrical insulation, cell wrapping, cooling plates, and insulation around flexible busbars. Max and Steve will also discuss how proper tape selection can help maximize scale-up and large-volume production. Finally, the team will highlight some of the potential pitfalls and failure modes that can occur when the wrong dielectric protection barriers are chosen.
Attendees’ takeaways will include:
  • How the evolution of EV battery pack design presents challenges to engineers seeking electrical insulation solutions
  • How and why PSA tapes are being incorporated into EV battery packs to create dielectric barriers
  • How PSA tapes offer numerous advantages in EV battery pack design
  • An overview of how to choose the right PSA tape for a specific application

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Thermal, Mechanical, And Fluid-Dynamic Design Considerations When Mitigating Thermal Propagation

Tyler Gurian, Senior Program Engineer, Aspen Aerogels

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One of the most challenging aspects of module and pack design is mitigating or preventing thermal runaway propagation (TRP). This webinar will explore considerations engineers must address when developing a thermal runaway propagation strategy for Li-ion batteries.
Topics include:
  • How to manage the different pathways energy can take during a thermal runaway event
  • How aerogels integrate thermal and mechanical functions within a single part
  • What design tools are available to help visualize the problem and its potential solutions

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Innovative Bonding And Sealing Technologies Focusing On Performance, Simplicity In Processes, And Sustainability

Andrea Battisti, e-Mobility Project Leader – Sika Corporation
Fernanda Ito, e-Mobility Technical Sales Manager, North America – Sika Corporation

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  • Innovative bonding technologies: the power of fast, flexible, and bespoke processing solutions
  • Multi-materials bonding: addressing a constantly changing industry with a wide range of adhesives
  • Sustainability in Focus: the trend for end-of-life-friendly solutions for a greener future

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Enhancing Battery Stability: A Comparative Analysis of Cell Insulation Technologies

Jan Otto , Market Segment Manager e-Powertrain, tesa SE
Miha Podbreznik , Technology Manager, Fraunhofer FFB

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Evolving Battery Technology Trends:
Technological development changes battery cell, module and pack integration
Emerging Coating and Wrapping Standards:
Cell insulation requirements challenge cell integration processes
Exploring Electrical Cell Insulation Technologies:
A technology comparison between UV coating and UV wrapping techniques in battery cell manufacturing
Explaining adhesive mounting solutions:
Adhesive tapes increase the structural strength of batteries and perform additional functions such as electrical insulation, tolerance compensation, thermal insulation, etc.

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Dielectrics : How To Simplify Complexity And Mitigate Battery Fire Risk

Robert Delgado, Global Market Strategist, eMobility, Graco Inc.

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For dielectric coatings to effectively prevent arcing or breakdown voltage in electric vehicle (EV) battery packs, the following must work together:
  • the right material or chemistry
  • the ability to mix and spray that chemistry on ratio at a consistent flow rate
  • an automation technique that handles specific part geometries
However, complex designs and applications often threaten dielectrics’ ability to safeguard EV batteries – and ultimately EV passengers. Robert Delgado, global market strategist for eMobility in the Industrial Division of Graco Inc., will explain how to simplify such difficulties without sacrificing battery performance and safety during this 60-minute webinar on Thursday 13 July at 3 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. ET.

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Simulation-Driven Design Using Tapes And Adhesives

Joey Benson, Application Engineering Specialist, 3M

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  • Electric vehicle manufacturers rely on adhesives to improve process efficacy, join lightweight materials, and meet multifunctional needs including crash resistance, thermal conductivity, electrical insulation, and noise vibration harshness (NVH) reduction.
  • Simulation is used extensively in the EV market to test structures virtually, reducing the time and resources required for physical testing. Material models for standard engineering materials are readily available, but adhesives exhibit more complex types of mechanical behaviors and thus require advanced testing and material calibration methods.
  • 3M supports customer simulation needs by providing adhesive material data cards that can be imported directly into FEA software.
  • The most suitable material model for simulating an adhesive depends on how the adhesive responds to loads and the objectives of the simulation. Viscoelastic models are typically employed to simulate pressure-sensitive adhesives or tapes, whereas linear elastic-plastic models or cohesive zone models are commonly used for simulating structural adhesives.

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A Connected, Performance-Driven Electric Drive Development Process

How Simulation Will Help Overcome Key Industry Challenges In EV Development
Young-Chang Cho, Industry Process Expert Senior Specialist, Dassault Systemes
Satheesh Kandasamy, Industry Process Expert Director , Dassault Systemes

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Electric vehicle development to replace a mature ICE counterpart requires out-of-the-box thinking. The adoption of simulation-driven methodology is not only vital to the optimal usage of human resources and materials, but also the most viable solution to innovation. The consolidation of vehicle platforms by vehicle manufacturers demands a modular approach for electric motor design, which in itself lends to shared technology across vehicle platforms and manufacturers.
In this webinar, we present the value of using a unified modeling and simulation process that leverages the CAD-CAE connectivity for developing a new electric drive system or re-using one from an existing vehicle program. With the creation of a modular, fully-parametric and simulation-friendly electric drive model, it is possible to explore untouched design possibilities and test all possible scenarios in a more affordable time frame—thereby, accelerating the vehicle development program and preventing valuable engineering resources from being wasted.

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Assessing Technologies For Dielectric Protection For Battery Cells And Cooling Plates

Eric Dean, Global Business Development Manager, Parker Lord
Emmanuel Pitia, PhD, Staff Scientist, Parker Lord

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  • Identify and compare key dielectric solutions for electrical insulation of battery components
  • Advantages and Disadvantages in manufacturing process
  • Comparison of Electrical insulation performance
  • Comparison of Edge coverage performance
  • Comparison of Adhesion and durability performance

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A Connected Process To Develop Battery And Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems

How Simulation Will Help Overcome Key Industry Challenges In EV Development
Chin-Wei Chang , Industry Process Expert Senior Specialist, Dassault Systemes
Dave Mukutmoni , Industry Process Expert Specialist, Dassault Systemes
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The development of vehicles powered by battery or hydrogen requires out-of-the-box thinking. The adoption of simulation-driven methodology is not only vital to the optimal usage of human resources and materials, but also the most viable solution to innovation. The consolidation of vehicle platforms by vehicle manufacturers demands a modular approach for electric motor and battery pack design, which in itself lends to shared technology across vehicle platforms and manufacturers.
While significant resources are allocated to develop new battery technologies, vehicle manufacturers are looking into alternative fuel sources such as hydrogen due to stringent timelines to eliminate the sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) based vehicles. Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) operating with green hydrogen technology are a promising alternative to battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Fuel cells are more suitable for large vehicles such as trucks and trains considering the challenging battery size requirements for such large vehicles. In addition, they require less expensive commodities while tending towards zero emission, zero waste and no grid impact.
In this webinar, we will share a simulation driven methodology that can be adopted at any stage of propulsion system development for both BEVs and FCEVs with a robust, industry validated connected process. This includes leveraging pre-packaged workflows that apply to electric vehicles such as inverters and electric drives, as well as to bipolar plates and gas diffusion layers in hydrogen fuel cells. This highly scalable, customizable process will empower propulsion system engineering teams to develop solutions that are both suitable for the vehicle platform and exceed industry requirements.

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Consequences Of Extreme Climate And Weather Conditions On Li Battery Packs And How Adhesives Can Help Mitigate Them

Richard Cohen, OEM Business Development Manager, HB Fuller
Michael Owens, Business Development Manager EV/OEM, HB Fuller

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  • Extreme climate and weather conditions pose significant challenges to Li battery packs, including temperature fluctuations, moisture exposure, and mechanical stresses.
  • High temperatures can accelerate the degradation of Li batteries, leading to reduced performance, shorter lifespan, and safety risks such as thermal runaway.
  • Cold temperatures can decrease the battery’s capacity and increase internal resistance, impacting its efficiency and overall performance.
  • Moisture exposure, whether from rain, humidity, or submersion, can cause corrosion and short circuits within the battery, leading to malfunctions or even failure.
  • Mechanical stresses from vibrations, impacts, or thermal expansion/contraction can damage the battery’s structural integrity and electrical connections, compromising its performance and safety.
  • Adhesives can help mitigate these challenges by providing insulation, sealing, and structural support to Li battery packs. They can offer thermal management properties, preventing heat buildup or dissipation, and act as a barrier against moisture ingress. Additionally, adhesives can enhance the mechanical strength and shock resistance of battery packs, protecting them from external forces. Proper adhesive selection and application ensure improved reliability, lifespan, and safety of Li battery packs in extreme climate and weather conditions.

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New And Innovated Approaches To Automating Your Bonding Solutions

Rachel Stephan, Application Engineer, 3M – Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division

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  • Manufacturers are commonly faced with challenges related to labor availability, increasing costs and inflation, and improving quality – leveraging automation addresses many of these problems.
  • Bonding automation offers numerous benefits, including improved process efficiency, reduced defects, the ability to explore new solutions, and significant cost savings. By streamlining tape and adhesive dispensing and application, automation enhances productivity, precision, and overall operational effectiveness.
  • Partner with 3M to overcome your most critical bonding challenges, including tape and adhesive selection, design and simulation, and production automation.
  • VHB™ Extrudable Tape is an innovative new solution that combines many of the benefits of a tape, with the automation capabilities traditionally limited to liquid adhesives.
  • The RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape is an advanced solution that automates the application of 3M™ Tape in a process that was traditionally done manually.
  • The 3M Bonding Process Center can help you see what is possible for automating your bonding application. Collaborate with 3M’s team of tape and adhesive automation experts to design a process that fits your application needs.
  • The 3M Bonding Automation Network is a collection of system integrators, dispensing companies and robotics experts that 3M will connect customers with to implement solutions.

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One Step Joining For Reliable Electrical Components: Cell-To-Cell With E-Clinching

Brendan Kenyon, Head of Technology – USA, Tox Pressotechnik USA

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The session addresses a simple joining of materials with the highest conductivity joint – keeping electrical resistance (and heat generated) to a minimum – reducing heat, reducing cooling systems energy consumption- in tern contributing to increasing vehicle range.
  • Connecting aluminum, copper and other metals to connect leads and cells together
  • How to connect different elements of the battery: E Clinching overview
  • How the Tox e-clinching process works
  • Solutions approach for the clinching process
  • Solutions approach to oxide layer challenge
  • Solutions approach for contact corrosion challenge
  • Application samples
  • E-clinching in multi-layer applications beyond two sheets

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Driving Innovation In Battery Systems

David Brandt, Technical Sales Manager e-mobility , Sika
Davide Bandera, Battery Project Leader , Sika
Adam Halsband, Manager Director , Forward Engineering North America (FENA)

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  • Detail the total system approach in the design of e-mobility battery systems, integrating the requirements for bonding, sealing and thermal management
  • Provide insight into the interdependence between adhesive properties, substrates, process parameters in specific applications, focusing on cold curing assembly with lightweight and mixed material substrates
  • Product development focusing sustainability with attention on End-of-Life recycling and repairability requirements

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Consequences of Extreme Climate and Weather Conditions on Li Battery Packs and How Adhesives Can Help Mitigate Them

Rich Cohen,OEM Business Development Manager, HB Fuller
Mike Owens, Business Development Manager EV/OEM, HB Fuller
Speaker Bios | Company Profile

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  • In the news lately there has been a lot of discussion about battery fires because of Hurricane Ian. What might have prevented them?
  • Did your EV have trouble getting the same range this winter?
  • Worried your EV is going to overheat in the upcoming summer sun?
  • In this webinar we will be discussing these extreme weather and climate conditions and what some H.B. Fuller innovative material solutions can do to help

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Next-Gen LiDAR Concepts & Test Solutions

Michael Kwok, Product Manager, Yokogawa Test&Measurement
Jake Q Li, Business Development Manager – AUTO LiDAR, Hamamatsu

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A vision of self-driving cars propels the research and development of automotive LiDAR, a vital hardware providing distance and velocity information of a vehicle’s surroundings. Some LiDAR concepts are already heading toward production for automotive ADAS and industrial markets. Two newer concepts promise the greatest potential yet: frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LiDAR and time-of-flight (TOF) flash LiDAR. However, there are engineering challenges impeding their full adoption. This webinar reviews operation principles and challenges of different LiDAR concepts, a brief discussion on the LiDAR market, and a review of critical optical components such as photodetectors and sources.
• Fundamental test solution principles for challenges in demanding environments
• Ensuring flawless and reliable operation of potentially life-critical components and systems over the entire life of the equipment
• Techniques and results of signals from both LiDAR and facial recognition lasers from different smartphones
• Experience how LiDAR manages (or mismanages) navigating metropolitan city streets in a truly driverless Level 4 Robotaxi

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Boosting Performance of Battery Thermal Management Solutions

Dominik Daub, Engineer Application Engineering, 3M
Samuel Joly, Application Engineer, 3M
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  • Applications for thermal management solutions in EV battery packs
  • Introduction to thermally conductive polymers
  • Different types of thermally conductive fillers and impact on material characteristics
  • How you can be successful with 3M™ Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers

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Lightweight Battery Potting & Encapsulation Compounds For Thermal Management

John Albaugh, Market Development Manager, EV, Elkem Silicones
Chris Helt, Technical Service and Applications Lead, Industrial Assembly and Molding, Elkem Silicones
Stephen Amos, Senior Specialist Product Development, 3M Glass Bubbles
Speaker Bios | Company Profile

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  • Why potting & encapsulation compounds are important for battery packs and different types of these compounds
  • Role of lightweight components for EV battery packs
  • Differences between syntactic and gas-foamed potting & encapsulation compounds
  • Overview of 3M™ Glass Bubbles & role in lightweighting battery components

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Battery Technology Roadmap: Material Science Solutions for Battery Pack Applications

Frank Billotto, AMS Business Development Leader, DuPont
Tyler Auvil, Ph.D., R&D Technical Manager, DuPont
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  • Battery technology for next-generation vehicles keeps evolving. A roadmap integrating energy density, functional and system needs with changing chemistries helps the supply chain make informed decisions on building a better battery.
  • In this informative webinar, DuPont experts will talk about their latest offerings in mechanical, thermal, and electrical solutions that help meet energy density, functional and system needs.
  • We’ll give you examples of material science applications that can help with your toughest challenges including fast charging, safety/fire protection, sustainability, thermal and electrical conductivity along with information about our in-house formulation, testing and design capabilities.

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How Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Enable Advanced Thermal Runaway Barrier Design

Max VanRaaphorst, Business Development Manager – E-Mobility and Automotive, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes, North America
Kyle Witham, Product Development Engineer, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes, North America

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Fires caused by thermal runaway continue to be a significant issue in the evolution of EV battery packs. Now, as the EV marketplace approaches a tipping point, engineers are racing to address this challenge using various technologies. These include high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes used in combination with thermal materials that can assist in hindering thermal runaway propagation.
  • How the evolution of EV battery pack design presents challenges to engineers seeking thermal runaway prevention solutions
  • How and why PSA tapes are being incorporated into thermal runaway protection barriers in EV battery packs
  • How PSA tapes offer numerous advantages in EV battery pack design, including flame retardancy, ease of assembly, corrosion prevention, and end-of-life-recyclability
  • An overview of how to choose the right PSA tape for a specific application

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Thermal Runaway and Propagation Testing Pitfalls

Rich Byczek, Global Technical Director, Transportation Technologies –INTERTEK

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  • Propagation testing requires the intentional triggering of a single cell (or multiple cells) in a battery module or pack, to evaluate the ability of a specific battery design to reduce potential cell-to-cell propagation.
  • This webinar discussed some of the common certification test methods currently utilized and the various requirements and criteria.

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Battery Thermal Management For Commercial Electric Vehicles

Ashley Marie Conley, Product Manager of Advanced Thermal Systems, Modine Manufacturing

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  • Key Considerations for Thermal Management of Commercial Electric Vehicles – What You Need to Know about Controlling Thermals for the Battery Pack, Power Electronics and Passenger Comfort
  • Common Architectures for Battery Thermal Management Systems, Electronic Cooling Packages and Cabin HVAC for Heavy Duty Vehicles
  • Learn How to Identify the Thermal System You Need For Your Chassis Architecture

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Propagation Test Requirements For Repurposed EV Batteries

Rich Byczek, Global Technical Director, Transportation Technologies

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When repurposing EV batteries for stationary applications, new application-specific requirements must be validated on the repurposed packs.
One such test is propagation (otherwise called cell-propagation, thermal runaway, or single-cell-design tolerance).
As these test methods generally require modifications to an existing cell or battery pack to implement the test, repurposed batteries add a new challenge, as they are already manufactured, so modifications for testing must be implemented at the test site.
This webinar discusses these additional challenges and potential solutions for effectively performing these tests as well as potential preparation efforts that can be implemented on new EV batteries in expectation of future certification test needs.

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Enabling Simplicity In Battery Systems

Sarah Fezzey, E-Mobility Project Leader, Sika
Stuart Selwood, Business Development Manager EMEA – E-Mobility, Sika

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  • Understanding thermal conductive gap filler properties and their contributions to battery design and performance requirements
  • Development of next-generation battery pack solutions, with a focus on vehicle end-of-life design in the age of circular economy
  • From design concept to reality, technical solutions for scale up challenges; from pilot build to Gigafactory production

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배터리 셀과 셀 사이의 열폭주 전이 현상을 지연시키지 말고, 정지하라

남영규 , 시니어 배터리 엔지니어 , 아스펜 에어로젤

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• 모듈/ 내부의 기계적 열적 에너지를 관리
하는데 있어 압축 패트와 단열장벽의 역할을 대해 알아보자
• 발포제, 섬유, 포일, 에어로겔를 포함한 가능한 솔루션(해결방안) 환경을 검토한다
• 열 이벤트 중에 에너지와 물질이 어떻게 거동하는지 이해한다
• 에어로겔 기반 장벽 PyroThin 실제 테스트에서 열폭주 전이가 억제됨을 확인하라

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Degradation Prediction In Li-ion Batteries For BEVs

Dr Vineet Dravid, Founder and CEO, oorja

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• Pack level degradation analysis
• Predict capacity fade for real-life drive cycles
• Hybrid approach (Physics + ML) for faster and more accurate prediction
• Understand degradation at varying operating conditions

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Exploring the Three Key Characteristics of Adhesive and Sealant Used to Construct More Robust Battery Packs

Michael Owens, Business Development Manager EV/OEM, HB Fuller
Germaine Mariaselvaraj, Applications Specialist, H.B. Fuller

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• This webinar will be looking at the three key characteristics, Safety, Performance, and Manufacturability, of adhesives and sealants used to construct battery packs
• Going through each step of construction, this will be a review the different applications for adhesives and sealants in a battery pack. For each of these applications, it will be expressed how those materials need to be engineered with those 3 key characteristics in mind.
• Key Safety concerns to be addressed include Cell to Cell Thermal Propagation, Electrical Arcing, and Water and moisture ingress.
• Key Performance attributes include Heat Transfer, NVH Performance, and Light Weighting.
• Key Manufacturability considerations for these materials will include cycle time, manufacturing cost, and ease of implementation/application.
• These features and many more will be evaluated and addressed in this upcoming webinar. See you all there!

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Smart Weighing For Battery Manufacturing

Andy Kletrovets, Strategic Program Manager, METTLER TOLEDO
Mitch Holdren, Business Development Manager, METTLER TOLEDO

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• Overview of the battery manufacturing process
• Where automated weighing applications exist
• How weighing adds value in these applications
• How proper lifecycle management reduces risk
• Real application & success stories

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Enabling Sustainable High Performance Battery Systems

Antonio Voci, Product Manager E-Mobility, Sika Automotive
David Hofstetter, Senior Project Leader, Sika Technology

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• Reduced cycle times
• Low curing Temp Solutions with a reduced CO2 footprint in assembly operations
New Generation TIM’s
• Setting new state-of-the-art performance
• Low-Density solutions offering Higher-performance properties
• Enabling easy disassembly and recyclability

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Latest Developments And Emerging Issues In Battery Thermal Runaway

Brian Engle, Business Development Manager – Amphenol Advanced Sensors

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• Analysing the future role of compression pads and cell-to-cell barriers in managing mechanical and thermal energy inside a module and/or pack
• Reviewing the landscape of next-gen solutions; including foams, fibers, foils, and aerogels
• Understand how energy and material flows during a thermal event
• Case Study: Thermal propagation stopped cold in real-world testing of PyroThin, an aerogel-based thermal barrier

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Advances In Thermally Conductive, Electrically Insulated Materials For E-Mobility Applications

Ray L. Szparagowski, Technical Director, Automotive and High Performance Plastics, Global Fluid Power Division, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

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• Plastic grade materials that improve thermal management for temperature control and maintain electrical resistance for safety.
• TCEI (Thermal Conductive Electrically Isolating) grades offer significant improvements in temperature control in E-Mobility applications.
• FST advanced modeling techniques can evaluate application design and material impacts on temperatures to address critical hot spots that can occur.
• E-motor applications such as bobbins and slot liners have shown significant temperature reduction using these new TCEI materials.

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Electrical Insulation: Design Challenges, Materials, Application & Optimization for ePowertrain

David Stankes, Application Development Specialist, 3M

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• What are the design challenges of electrical insulation in EV battery and eMotor driven by major ePowertrain design trends?
• Major types of electrical insulation materials and their application areas today
• What are the major attributes (and disadvantages) of the major types of electrical insulation materials?
• Next generation electrical insulation technologies to enable new ePowertrain design and manufacturing

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Finding the Sweet Spot: How to Balance Internal Forces Within a Module

John Williams, VP, Technical Services at Aspen Aerogels, Inc

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To maximize a vehicle’s safety and performance, battery engineers must strike a balance between electrochemical performance, cell life, and mechanical retention. It is a classic “Goldilocks Problem,” where li-ion cells do not want their clamping pressures to be too hard or too soft, and their preferences change over the vehicle’s lifetime.
  • Learn how cell-to-cell barriers impact mechanical design
  • Review simplified models for a balanced design
  • Easily visualize your module’s mechanical lifecycle
  • Conduct Monte Carlo studies of tolerance stacks

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How Molecular Design Of Thermal Interface Materials Can Benefit EV Battery Assembly

Yuri Alencar, Senior R&D Leader, Polyurethane Product R&D, Dow
Praveen Agarwal, Research Scientist, Dow

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  • Importance of  gap filler and adhesive solutions for battery assembly
  • Importance of processing for gap filler and adhesive solutions
  • Key challenges faced with high thermal conductivity materials
  • Key application relevant properties of interest for gap fillers and adhesives
  • Engineering the molecular network to optimize processing, handling, and long term performance

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Advanced Technology For Characterizing EV Battery Materials

Mike Hjelmstad, Applications Specialist, Oxford Instruments
Wei Liu, Applications Scientist, WITec
Wendy Nason Palmer, NMR Applications Specialist, Oxford Instruments America
Ted Limpoco, Senior Applications Scientist, Oxford Instruments Asylum Research

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Developing materials for next-generation EV batteries requires advanced analytical technologies such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), NMR Spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS), and Raman Imaging. This webinar will be divided into components:
  • AFM – Applications of AFM that relate to nanoimaging of battery components and interfaces.
  • SEM – Cleanliness, particle size, shape, and composition analysis of powders and electrodes using EDS, EBSD, and WDS.
  • NMR –Leveraging diffusion and conductivity data from NMR for formulation development to gain insight into energy density along with charge/discharge performance.
  • Raman Imaging – Investigating the cycling-induced chemical changes and degradation of cathodes, anodes and separators.

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Past BEV TECHTALKS 

Modeling Structural Adhesive Joints In Electric Vehicles

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Applications In E-mobility Applications

Automating Your Adhesive Application

Battery Interconnect Technology And Outlook

In Pursuit Of Silence Inside BEVs: The New Products Behind The Next Level Of Acoustic Comfort

Don’t Just Delay Cell-to-Cell Thermal Propagation, Stop It

Liquid Cooling For EV Charging: How To Make Connections That Drive Performance & Reliability

Thermal Management & Bonding of Lithium Battery Cells & Modules

Thermal Conductive Adhesives For Next Generation Cell-to-Pack Configurations

Use Of Adiabatic Calorimetry In Battery Safety

Building Digital Twins Towards A Complete, Faster, Cost Effective & More Optimal Design Of Vehicles

Thermal Management Optimization For The Future Of Battery Designs

Improve Process Efficiency Through Thermal Adhesive Simulation For Tool Path Optimization & Module Assembly

Battery Immersion Cooling: The Lightest And Safest Solution For EVs And HEVs

Engineering The Thermal & Safety Challenges In Next-Generation Battery Packs

Low Carbon Footprint Technologies For Automotive Acoustics And Battery Composites: The Key Enablers For Sustainable Mobility

The Basics Of UN 38.3 And The Requirements For The Transportation Of Lithium Batteries

Cell & Battery Abuse: Development Of Thermal Runaway / Propagation Tests For EV & Stationary Batteries

EVSE Charging And Safety Standards, Going Beyond Level 1 And 2

Future Of Water-Glycol Cooling In Electric Vehicles

Adhesive & Sealing Systems For High-Voltage Batteries In Electric Vehicle

Material Solutions For Module Integration For Cylindrical Cells

Enabling Smarter Battery Pack Design & Assembly Processes With Innovative Adhesive, Sealant & Thermal Technologies

Innovative Thermal Interface Materials: How Adhesives And Sealants Are Accelerating xEV’s

Propagation Control Strategies And The Use Of Flexible Graphite Heat Spreaders

Full System Solutions To Enable Battery Pack Assemblies With Innovative Adhesive & Thermal Management Solutions

Overcoming Technical & Cost Challenges For Next Generation Automotive Batteries

Understanding The Thermal And Safety Challenges In Next-Generation Battery Packs

Why Immersed Battery Cooling

Monitoring Cell Temperature To Optimize Battery Performance And Design

Extending Battery Life of Electric Vehicle Fleets

Silicone Foams And Thermally Conductive Silicones In Battery Pack Assembly

Simulation To Aid Design: Accurately Predicting Thermal Performance And State Of Health Of A Battery Pack

Methodology For Modelling And Simulating Battery Thermal Runaway Events

Thermal Interface Materials – Gap Filler Liquids For Battery Systems

Specifying Thermal Management Solutions For Battery Pack Design

Battery Thermal Comfort: A Multi-Component Approach

EV Battery Pack Design And Material Selection For High Performing Batteries

Improved Methods For Leak Testing Li-Ion Batteries

Three Innovative Material Solutions To Address Technical Challenges In Automotive Electrification

Battery Connection Solutions In e-Mobility: 3 Distinct Technologies For Battery Manufacturing

Solving A Burning Issue: Dealing With Thermal Runaway

Driving Toward The BEV Tipping Point: Solving cost And Scalability Challenges

Upscaling Processes For New Battery Raw Materials From Laboratory Into Industrial Production

Breakthrough Silicon Anodes For Next-Gen EV Batteries

Material Options For Insulating And Protecting Power Distribution And Cooling Components In The Battery

Making The Next Super-Battery Solid-State Batteries

Efficient BMS Testing Throughout The BMS Development Lifecycle

Demystifying BMS Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Testing

Methods For Leak Testing Lithium-ion Batteries

Thermal Propagation Prevention: Materials, Application, & Automation Techniques

How New Laser Technologies Can Help Advance Your Battery Manufacturing

Introducing Battery Intelligence: The Key To Powering Your Battery Program Through COVID-19 And Beyond

How To Advance Aluminum Laser Welding In Automotive Structures

EV Battery & Electrification Testing – From the Grid To The Road

Choosing The Right Scanner And Laser Solution In Battery Manufacturing

Using Clad Metal Innovations For Battery, Charging, And Thermal Management Challenges In Automotive Electrification

Powder Coating Solutions For Electric Vehicle Components

Innovative Solutions & Performance Materials For Lithium Ion Battery Packs

EV Battery Simulation, Accurately Predicting Performance & State Of Health

Upscaling Processes For New Battery Raw Materials From Laboratory Into Industrial Production

COVESTRO: New Ways To Manage Heat – Makrolon® TC

H.B. Fuller’s Innovative Materials For EV Batteries

Hybrid Electronic Control Technology For HV DC Switching

Battery Pack Material Selection & Design For Scaled Mass Production

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Applications In Li-ion Battery Assembly Processes

Laser Solutions For Demanding Battery Manufacturing Applications

Increasing Thermal Transfer In EV Batteries Through The Use Of Openair-Plasma® Technology

Engineering The Thermal & Safety Challenges In Next-Generation Battery Packs

Testing Battery Sensitivities of EV Subsystems Using Battery Simulation And Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Techniques

Technical Manufacturing Audits Of Cell Manufacturers

Translating FTRC Results Into Practical Thermal Analysis Techniques

Why Is The Ultra-Thin Heating Polyimide Film The Best Value Solution For Battery Warm Up?

Robust Early Detection Of Thermal Runaway (REDTR)

Sensor Optimization For Effective Thermal Management And HP/HX Control For xEV And Stationary Storage Batteries

Liquid Cooling For EVs – Cooling Strategies & Avoiding Issues For Reliable Fast Charging Electric Vehicles

Safer, Cooler, Faster, And Farther – Adhesives For Thermal Solutions In EV Battery Packs

Innovative Material Solutions To Address Electric Vehicle Safety & Thermal Management Challenges

Cell & Battery Abuse: Development Of Thermal Runaway/Propagation Tests For EV & Stationary Batteries

Thermal Propagation Control Strategies and the Use of Flexible Graphite Heat Spreaders

Staying Cool – Thermal Management When No Two Battery Packs Are The Same

EV Battery Design for Manufacturability: Process to Production

Temperature Counts: Increasing xEV Safety, Comfort, Range And Performance With NTC Sensors

Next Generation Silicone Solutions for xEV Battery Challenges

Integration Of The Battery Casing With The Cooling Plate, Enabled By A Coolant-Resistant Structural Adhesive

Innovations In Electric Vehicle Cooling Technologies

Sensor Design And Optimization For xEV, EVSE, And ESS Thermal Management

EV Battery Design for Manufacturability: Thermal Management Troubleshooting

How Adhesives Material Science Can Support Sustainability Goals For Automotive

Review Of Battery Cooler Brazing Development: Case Study

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