Paola de Bono
The world of transport is undergoing the biggest change since the early 20th Century, focusing on a rapid move towards electric vehicle (EV) production and the parallel reduction in petrol-powered vehicles. Highly demanding new emissions targets have been set by Government policy, aiming to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
Advancements to e-mobility technologies have been made, however, before we can reach the point where electrification becomes the norm, there are a number of challenges for industry to overcome. These include light-weighting of components, process improvements, welding developments, real-time quality assurance in-production, safety, flexible tools and jigs, and prototyping from components through complete vehicles.
Laser technology has been adopted by the automotive sector, principally for its ability to perform high-quality and high-precision processing at high speed, and at low relative cost. In recent years several advancements have been made in laser technology which have the potential of making an important contribution, and thus, supporting the breakthrough of e-mobility.
This workshop will include presentations from equipment-providers, end-users, academic and industrial researchers in the e-mobility field. You will hear and see how the latest developments in laser technology as well as academic and industrial research are supporting the e-mobility agenda. A forum will be created in this e-mobility workshop, encouraging new thinking and industrially viable practical solutions.
Wednesday 8 July
Session 1 – 13.30 – 14:55 (Sponsored by Air Products)
13:30 Introduction – Paola De Bono, TWI UK
13:40 Battery welding applications in e-mobility – Alexander Olowinsky, Fraunhofer ILT Germany
14:00 Laser welding at TWI supporting the e-mobility agenda – Chris Allen, TWI UK
14:20 Laser technology for the automotive industry – Yannick Galais, Luxinar
14:55 – 15:15 Break
Session 2 - 15:15 – 16:35 (Sponsored by Nuburu)
15:20 Blue laser welding in e-mobility - Richard Gleeson, Nuburu UK
15:40 Laser joining of dissimilar metals – Jack Gabzdyl, SPI Lasers, UK
16:00 AI-Aided automation for Electrification– Giovanni Di Stefano, Comau, Italy
Thursday 9 July Session 3 – 9.30 – 11.00 (Sponsored by Coherent)
9:35 – New applications for blue diode lasers in the power range 500 to 2 kW – Andre Eltze, Laserline Germany
9:55 – 5G enabling Industry 4.0 – Chris White, Ford & Chris Allen, Vodafone
10:25 – Advances in copper and multi material welding using fibre lasers – Thomas Hofmeister, Coherent
11.00 – 11.20 Break
Thursday 9 July Session 4 – 11.20 – 12.40 (Sponsored by Precitec)
11.25 Ensuring weld traceability during e-mobility applications – Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Precitec
11.45 Solving challenges in e-mobility with fibre lasers - Mark Thompson, IPG Photonics
12.05 How joining process innovations can solve challenges for future electric vehicle body architectures – Sullivan Smith, TWI UK
AILU Member fees:
Complete Webinar (all sessions 8th and 9th July) 60 GBP
Sessions 1 & 2 (8th July) 40 GBP
Sessions 3 & 4 (9th July) 40 GBP
Non Member fees
Complete Webinar (all sessions 8th and 9th July) 90 GBP
Sessions 1 & 2 (8th July) 60 GBP
Sessions 3 & 4 (9th July) 60 GBP
Above fees exclude VAT @ 20%
Fee includes access to webinar videos after the event.
For more information please email or phone the AILU office (+44 (0)1235 539595).
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