Latest trends in gluing technology for electric vehicle batteries, in body-in-white construction, and in final assembly

Dürr Gluing Symposium 2019

Bietigheim-Bissingen, 10 October 2019 – Gluing applications playing an increasingly important role in automotive production. The production of electric vehicle batteries, innovative body concepts with a mix of materials, as well as changed requirements in body-in-white construction and final assembly are posing new challenges. The Gluing Symposium on 10 October 2019 in Bietigheim-Bissingen offers a platform for exchanging ideas about current trends. In addition to live demonstrations, experts from Dürr, Volkswagen, Polytec PT, and Coherix Europe will also report on innovative developments and initial practical experiences.

The motto for the Gluing Symposium is “Solutions that connect – Gluing technology for body in white, final assembly and battery production”. The symposium focuses on new application technology for efficient serial production of battery modules. The complex individual steps involved in production require a wealth of process know-how due to battery modules’ need for protection, cooling, and corrosion-proof sealing. They also need to be able to withstand crashes, and add as little as possible to the overall weight.

“Electric mobility and personalization of vehicles require adapted or even completely new processes in automotive production. Gluing applications play an important role here,” explains Dr. Lars Friedrich, member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG and responsible for the Application Technology Division. “With our technologies, we are contributing efficient solutions that give car manufacturers and suppliers an edge.”
  
At the Gluing Symposium, the Dürr experts will present a complete application technology solution for battery bonding using methods from body-in-white construction and final assembly. Live demonstrations will show the bonding of battery covers as well as the automated application of two-component (2C) material for gluing battery cells and filling gaps.

Alongside battery production, the focus will be on best cases in body-in-white construction and final assembly. High efficiency is a theme that runs through all process steps. Short bead applications, for example, interrupt the seam and by so doing ensure the quality of the weld spots, save materials, and avoid contamination of the components during the application. This application will be demonstrated along with modern methods for 3D inspection and process control as well as new applicators for 1C and 2C adhesives systems. Also on show will be speed-sensitive dosing technology for efficient processes as well as innovative thermal management of the highly viscous materials. Using the example of the side window gluing system used by the VW plant in Zwickau, the attendees will discover how a gluing solution increases the level of automation in final assembly.

The range of topics covered at the event will be rounded off by new digital analysis tools and maintenance software from the DXQ product family for intelligent control, monitoring, and maintenance of systems.

Over 60 attendees from the automotive and Tier 1 supplier industry are expected to converge on the Dürr Campus in Bietigheim-Bissingen on 10 October 2019.

The EcoPumpVPS products for highly abrasive media and the EcoShot Meter 300/600 2C dosing system are part of Dürr’s application technology for battery production.

Short bead application in body-in-white construction with the EcoGun EVR

Glue application on side windows in automotive production