Aluminum Lightweight Manufacturing for Electrified Vehicles : Joining Engineering Challenges

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Welding & Assembly

Introduction

Making the Vehicle as light as possible - Light Materials are the gateway to improving a car's range and subsequently increasing the market adoption of Electric vehicles. Manufacturers have largely relied on Aluminum to make their cars lighter, therefore offsetting the weight of the battery pack and reducing the overall weight. While this material has many advantages, the distortion of Aluminum during welding generates many issues due to Aluminum’s high coefficient of expansion ratios.

In this webinar we will discuss how virtual welding simulation allows to minimize the Aluminum welding distortion by optimizing the clamping system, welding processes and sequences. Consequently reducing the try-out and production costs and reworking requirements - ultimately generating higher profitability.

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Aluminum Lightweight Manufacturing for Electrified Vehicles : Joining Engineering Challenges