WORKSHOP #1 | Electric Vehicle Assembly: Challenges & Opportunities
Automakers and suppliers around the world are spending billions of dollars and scrambling to develop electric vehicles that meet stringent cost, performance and safety objectives. Whether it’s a bus, car, motorcycle, scooter, tractor or truck, all electric vehicles require batteries, motors and other components that have to be mass-produced. This workshop will examine the important role that assembly tools and techniques play in this process.
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Battery Leak Testing
Thomas Parker, Automotive Market Sales Manager, INFICON Inc.
10:30 – 11:00 AM
How Robotics Are Helping the EV Market Grow at a Rapid Pace
Growing Infrastructure Will Require Massive Amounts of Automation
Neil Dueweke, Vice President, FANUC America Corp.
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Connecting Batteries and Cells to Tabs and Busbars With Pulsed Arc Welding
Tim French, Senior Engineer, EWI
11:30 - 12:00 PM
Open Discussion and Q&A with Workshop Panelists
Austin Weber, Senior Editor, ASSEMBLY Magazine / Autonomous and Electric Mobility by ASSEMBLY