Battery Production Technology

 

Manufacturing Tomorrow's Battery

The "Battery Production Technology" group deals with topics related to technologies for the manufacture of current and next-generation batteries. The spectrum ranges from process planning and design to the design of plant-side optimization and the development of innovative production technologies for tomorrow's battery. The research group's central element is the CELLFAB located in the Electromobility Laboratory (eLab) of RWTH Aachen University a pilot line for the production of battery cells in pouch format, which covers the entire process chain of battery cell production. Here, researchers work in close cooperation with partners from industry on various issues related to battery production technology.

Contact

Name

Sarah Wennemar

Team Leader

Phone

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+49 170 2093938

Email

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Topics

  • Process planning and design
  • Technical cleanliness and safety in battery production
  • Factory design
  • Technology analysis and evaluation
  • Process optimization and redevelopment
  • Quality and metrology
  • Production technology for next-generation batteries

Research projects

Cell-Fill
FormEL
IDEEL
KritBatt
LaserScale
OptiKeraLyt

 

Test Stands and Technologies

  • Illustration of the entire process chain for the manufacture of battery cells with a production line for lithium-ion pouch cells, etc.
  • Horizontal single-sided and vertical simultaneous double-sided coating with convection, infrared, and laser drying
  • Automated cell assembly in mini-environments
  • Inline EIS measurement in the electrolyte filling process
  • Module and pack assembly compartments
  • Remote laser welding cell