24-25 October 2023
EPIC Meeting on Laser Applications along Battery Manufacturing Process at ARENA2036
Stuttgart, Germany

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EPIC Members
290.00 Excl. VAT
Invited companies
290.00 Excl. VAT
Non-members
490.00 Excl. VAT


The increasing demand for modern electric vehicles has led to the need for more efficient batteries with enhanced performances. Different innovative designs and constructions promise to deliver several benefits to consumers (such as greater range, more power, faster charging times, longer lifetime or better operation in cold weather) and manufacturers (a more streamlined production and reduced costs). These new constructions also require new production concepts. During the last years, laser processing of battery materials has established itself as one of the best processing tools for improving manufacturing flexibility and product reliability. Laser cutting and welding reached a high level of maturity, and they are already implemented in battery production lines. Laser cutting can be applied to different components of the batteries, including separators and electrodes. Laser welding has evolved to cover the need for a minimal heat affected zone, accurate penetration depth control, high process speed and welding of dissimilar metals, with the development of new laser sources with the right parameters. Other laser processes, as laser texturing of electrode materials, laser structuring and modification of batteries components or laser ablation to remove the coatings on the busbars, are also emerging with a high potential to enhance batteries performances.

In this meeting, we will discuss with the whole supply chain the latest developments, new applications and the trends in this market. We will also cover the upcoming needs and challenges from the end users regarding new tools and components.

Agenda

23 October, Monday

19:00 – 22:00 Optional pre-event dinner (venue – TBA. nearby/at the recommended hotel)

24 October, Tuesday

11:30 Bus transfer from the recommended hotel (TBA.) to ARENA2036

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & light lunch
13:00 – 13:05 Welcome words by EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:10 Welcome words by the Hosts (Precitec, IFSW, Arena)
13:10 – 13:25 ARENA2036The ARENA2036 Concept – Peter Froschle, CEO (Germany)
13:25 – 14:00 Keynote: TBA.

14:00 – 15:00 SESSION 1: Photonics Applications in Kathode/Anode Manufacturing
14:00 – 14:20 IFSW / SLT – Stuttgart  Laser Technology Forum –  Laserstructuring Foils
14:20 – 14:40 Speaker TBA.
14:40 – 15:00 Precitec Photonical Quality Systems for Foil Manufacturing – Jens Reiser, Sales & Innovation E-Mobility (Germany)

15:00 15:45 Networking coffee break

15:45 – 17:30 Session 2: Photonic Applications in Battery Cell Manufacturing
15:45 – 16:05 BBW LasertechnikContacting of Battery Cells – Andreas Burger, CEO (Germany)
16:05 – 16:25 EnovasenseLaser Thickness Measurement Systems
16:25 – 16:45 SCANLAB – Next Generation Laser Scanners – Holger Schluter, Head of Business Development (Germany)
16:45 – 17:05 Speaker TBA.
17:05 – 17:25 Speaker TBA.

17:30 – 18:00 Bus transfer to the dinner location
18:00 – 22:00 Networking dinner (venue – TBA.)

25 October 2023, Wednesday

08:00 Bus transfer from the recommended hotel to ARENA2036
08:30 -09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Recap by EPIC

09:15 – 10:55 Session 3: Photonic Applications in Battery Module Manufacturing
09:15 – 09:35 Speaker TBA.
09:35 – 09:55 Speaker TBA.
09:55 – 10:15 Cailabs – Gwenn Pallier, Product Line Manager (France)
10:15 – 10:35 PrecitecIntelligent Laserwelding Systems for Yield improvement – Alexis Donke, Teamleader Global Account Management Laser Welding (Germany)
10:35 – 10:55 VON ARDENNERequirements for Precision Optical Coating Systems for the Production of Optics for Laser Machining – Michael Schneider, Industry Manager Optics (Germany)

10:55 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 4: Photonic Applications in Fuel Cell Manufacturing
11:30 – 11:50 Speaker TBA
11:50 – 12:10 Speaker TBA
12:10 – 12:30 Weil EngineeringChallenges in BiPolar Welding Systems – Florian Weil, Head of Development & Innovation (Germany)
12:30 – 12:50 IFSW / SLT – Stuttgart  Laser Technology Forum – AI-empowered Flexible Laser Production – Andreas Michalowski, Professor (Germany)

13:00 – 15:45 Visit IFSW / ARENA2036 including Lunch at IFSW
16:00 Optional bus departure to Stuttgart airport

Location

ARENA2036 (address: Pfaffenwaldring 19/2. OG, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany)

Program Manager
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Technology Manager for Bio-Medical and Lasers
Event Manager
Neringa Noreikiene
Neringa Noreikiene
Events Manager