14 December 2022

Innovations in joining technology for electric vehicle manufacture

Organised by:

SCI's London Group and The Welding Institute

Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

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This talk outlines TWI’s work to assist in bringing electric vehicles from high cost, low volume niche production towards the target of low cost, high value, high quality mass production.

This work includes: welding and joining solutions for advanced materials, dissimilar joining solutions for multimaterial vehicle structures, advanced coatings and surfacing, non-destructive testing for quality control and new joining solutions for the many thousands of electric battery and motor connections found in EV propulsion systems.

Refreshments from 5.30 pm, lecture starts at 6 pm


Sullivan Smith

Sullivan Smith is the Automotive Programme Manager at TWI, which he joined, from Tata Steel in 2011. Sullivan’s specialisations include: resistance welding and mechanical fastening processes, the joining of dissimilar metals and joining of metals to polymers and composites. In his work related to electrical devices Sullivan has experience in the use of spot arc, ultrasonic welding, laser welding, soldering, wire bonding and percussive arc welding. Sullivan represents BSI on several ISO committees for resistance welding and is the Chair of the ISO committee for mechanical fastening.

Venue and Contact

Lancaster Hall Hotel

The York Room
Lancaster Hall Hotel
35 Craven Terrace
London W2 3EL

Email: committeesupport@soci.org

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