Complete Battery Manufacturing Process
Delta ModTech and Battery Manufacturing
When it comes to coating and converting delicate substrates or thin films like those used in the battery and fuel cell industries, the options are endless. From fully automating the electrode coating and drying process, to laser etching an electrode, to advanced stacking and assembly. The modular design of our machines allows the process to be as simple or complex as you need:
- Coat in single or multiple layers
- Laser cut and ablating
- Die cutting
- Heating lamination
- Roll to roll or discrete part production
Reduce your risk, take your raw materials to full production batteries with Delta ModTech.
Electrode Coating and Converting Demo
Above we’re demonstrating our capabilities specific to the battery and fuel cell industry by using advanced coating and converting techniques. We take raw battery slurry all the way through production to create a roll of converted electrodes. The first machine is the DynaCoat®, a state-of-the-art, small footprint, compact coater and dryer. Using a skip coating process, and proprietary drying process we are producing anode/cathode patches of battery slurry on an aluminum foil substrate. Next, the roll of electrodes are laser etched using Delta’s Crusader® Converter with IR EDGE® Laser Technology and rewound.
There are several different kinds of batteries, some use hydrogen or lithium, and others use nickel. While the materials used to make the batteries are different, they all have similar components, an anode a cathode and a separator. There are many different methods for assembling these batteries, but they all have these components.
Films wound together
The anode is the negative electrode that gives off electrons and the cathode is the positive electrode that collects the electrons.
As the electrons are exchanged between the anode and cathode, they create these positive and negative charges which is what creates electricity. With all of this, every anode and cathode needs to be coated with a “slurry” of chemicals. This is the part that can make or break a battery. Read more about electrodes here.
Need a lab to test and develop your slurries? Check out our customer’s laboratory here.
Electrode Coating and Converting
The battery manufacturing industry has been a hot market for the past few years, especially fuel cells and EV’s. With the Department of Energy offering grants to battery and fuel cell manufacturers, making it much easier to enter the battery and fuel cell market. On top of the DOE grant’s, one of the goal’s of the Biden administration to reach 50% of all vehicle purchases be EV’s by 2030. This has all created a huge push to come up with the next best battery slurry. The one that lasts the longest, charges the fastest, and holds the best charge. But having the best slurry won’t mean much if you don’t have the best equipment to coat and convert the electrodes.
Because of this, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has invested millions into the battery manufacturing industry. Offering grants to companies for research of battery or fuel cell technology or production and recycling of batteries. On May 22nd, 2023 the DOE announced almost $60 million in grants across 22 projects for hydrogen production, storage, and technologies. There are several options from the DOE for funding and grants in the battery and hydrogen fuel cell industry:
Delta ModTech, your machine supplier
Our team of experts have been building top tier coating an converting equipment for over 40 years. Our process experts love to be challenged with the complex challenges that accompany battery coating and converting using delicate materials and meeting lofty production goals.
Bring Us Your Toughest Challenge
Whether you are working to develop the next battery slurry or need to ramp up production you need equipment to get the job done. At Delta ModTech we have been on the cutting edge of the battery and fuel cell industry helping customers produce and convert electrodes in mass quantities.
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