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Ultrasound Inspection Optimizes EV Battery Manufacturing



The article in Battery Technology highlights the advantages of using ultrasound in battery manufacturing QC. The industry's shift to large-format batteries comes with additional challenges that cannot be navigated using inspection technologies "borrowed" from other industries and previous chemistries.




By collecting real-time inspection data, manufacturers can implement responsive in-line corrective actions to create a more homogenous product while reducing scrap. The process stage of most interest is formation, due to this step’s high dropout rate. Titan’s scanning technology performs pre-formation grading, to match cells to their optimal formation cycle protocol, and post-formation grading, to perform a complete analysis of every single cell.

Introduction of full ultrasound scanning of every manufactured cell enables significant increase in yield during production ramp-up, as well as optimization of all processes involved. The added level of transparency and comprehensive data gathering for every manufactured cell can potentially impact the entire battery value chain.


Read the full article here.