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Today’s webinar: Ensuring crimp quality for large gauge wire in EVs

The rapid growth of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs has led to an increase in the use of large gauge wires and cables, but large wire crimping presents its own set of challenges. Harness manufacturers must take care to ensure quality connections where these cables and terminations perform. This webinar, presented by TE Connectivity, will focus… Read more »

Electroflight’s new modular energy storage unit is designed for electric aviation prototypes

Aviation energy storage specialist Electroflight has launched a new energy storage unit that’s designed to facilitate the development of electric aviation prototypes. Electroflight says its new SEED (Scalable, Expandable Energy Device) can be rapidly deployed without the need to create a bespoke battery system. “Designed for use in early-stage product development, SEED responds to a… Read more »

LG Chem and KEMCO to produce battery precursor materials in South Korea

LG Chem has formed a joint venture with battery materials manufacturer Korea Energy Materials (KEMCO) to invest more than 200 billion KRW ($160 million) in the construction of a battery precursor materials production line in the Onsan Industrial Complex in Ulsan. Construction of the line is set to begin this July. The metals provided by… Read more »

Daimler Truck works with German machinery manufacturer Manz to develop battery tech

Daimler Truck has acquired a ten-percent stake in the German high-tech machine manufacturer Manz. The two companies will form a strategic partnership to establish a pilot line for the production of battery cells and the assembly of batteries at Daimler Truck’s Mannheim site. The aim is to develop innovative battery technology and associated production processes… Read more »

Solid Power producing solid-state cells on pilot line

Solid Power (Nasdaq: SLDP), a developer of all-solid-state battery cells for EVs, has completed installation of a pilot production line designed to produce EV-scale solid-state cells. The company intends to produce its Silicon EV Cells, which use over 50% active silicon in the anode, for internal testing before delivering them to its automotive partners BMW… Read more »

Marposs’s new leak-testing machine for sealed batteries

Marposs, a measurement, inspection and test technology company, has announced a new patent-pending machine for leak-testing batteries that can detect solvents used in the production of lithium-ion cells, including DMC, DEC, EMC and PP. In contrast to leak-testing systems that use helium as a tracer gas and don’t test the final seal, the Marposs machine… Read more »

Belgian startup raises €10-million, plans to bring solid-state battery to market

SOLiTHOR, a spin-off company from the Belgian research organization Imec, recently raised €10 million in a seed investment round led by Imec. The company will use the proceeds to develop and commercialize its solid-state battery cell technology. Imec has been investing in solid-state battery tech for 10 years, and aims to enable an assembly process… Read more »