International Battery World Class. American Made. Antonio Reis
<ul><li>Value proposition in the production of Energy Storage Systems: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing a lean manufacturing...
The Company <ul><li>Company Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Battery is the first manufacturer of large-format...
The Company <ul><li>Company Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry agnostic manufacturing processes. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Markets: When Energy Matters <ul><li>Stationary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Energy Storage (DESS/CES) </li></ul></ul...
Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Formulations </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing/Product Development </li></...
Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Formulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulation optimization leveraging u...
Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Manufacturing/Product Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Validation of de...
Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO 9001 certif...
Our Value <ul><li>Water Based Electrode Slurries   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost Capital Equipment. </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Our Value Scalability
Our Value <ul><li>Chemistry Agnostic   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive  alternative of PVDF/NMP systems. </li></ul></u...
Our Value
IB Development Approach <ul><li>Product engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibili...
QMS Robust Approach Systems are made from cells with identical characteristics to provide optimum efficiency. Focus on com...
Mfg Process Capability
Our Value <ul><li>Large Format Prismatic Cells </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Least complex systems assembly. </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Cell Performance
Value thru Testing   <ul><li>Abuse Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Induced Destructive Overcharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Abuse Test  (Overcharge)
Abuse Test  (Short Circuit)
Our Value Battery System Solutions
Managing customer expectations <ul><li>Understanding the application requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common goal of all...
Joint Requirements Development <ul><li>Define the system design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upfront evaluation to reduce risk. <...
Evolutionary product development  <ul><li>Application specific systems   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short development cycles. <...
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Antonio Reis, Vice President of Engineering, International Battery
• Implementing process validation to manufacturing processes to achieve efficiency, consistency and control
• Developing an innovative manufacturing process that provides robust key indicators for energy storage systems
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  • All cells are tested for various key parameters and only those cells that meet the established criteria are used in system.
  • All cells are tested for various key parameters and only those cells that meet the established criteria are used in system.
  • International Battery: Applying Lean Manufacturing Processes In The Production Of Large Format Lithium-ion Batteries

    1. 1. International Battery World Class. American Made. Antonio Reis
    2. 2. <ul><li>Value proposition in the production of Energy Storage Systems: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing a lean manufacturing system for large format lithium ion batteries. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I mplementing process validation to manufacturing processes to achieve efficiency, consistency and control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing innovative manufacturing processes that provide robust key indicators to determine life cycle of energy storage systems . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging customers in the product development from product requirements document through manufacturing. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The Company <ul><li>Company Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Battery is the first manufacturer of large-format lithium-ion battery cells in the United States. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Battery is the first United States lithium ion developers to used water based slurries in the manufacturing process. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Company <ul><li>Company Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry agnostic manufacturing processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven, rapidly scalable U.S. manufacturing platform providing speed to market. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Validated manufacturing processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower CAPEX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower OPEX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diminished waste stream. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Markets: When Energy Matters <ul><li>Stationary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Energy Storage (DESS/CES) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk Energy Storage (BESS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UPS and Telecom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Military / Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactical Vehicle APU, Silent Watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation / Propulsion / Mobile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid Electric/Electric Vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility & Specialty Platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auxiliary Power Units (APU) </li></ul></ul>The Company
    6. 6. Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Formulations </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing/Product Development </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Battery System Solutions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Formulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulation optimization leveraging use of water based slurries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presently two validated chemistries: LFP and NCM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Several chemistries evaluated. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of chemistry agnostic processes. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Manufacturing/Product Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Validation of designs that satisfy “applications specific” requirements from the customer point of view. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification and characterization of critical process parameters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define and achieve narrow process limits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create manufacturing processes that can be deployed anywhere in the world. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Our Approach to Manufacturing Development <ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO 9001 certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN certification of the large format cell products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beyond ISO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition and resolution of product and mfg process critical issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop validated design control from product development to single process validation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economically feasible visibility of all business processes from material sourcing to invoice processing thru a robust “Quality Management System”. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Our Value <ul><li>Water Based Electrode Slurries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost Capital Equipment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower manufacturing operating costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest environmental impact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier permitting. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Our Value Scalability
    12. 12. Our Value <ul><li>Chemistry Agnostic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive alternative of PVDF/NMP systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimum manufacturing solution for a large array of energy storage applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline for future chemistry development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best case for vertical integrated lithium ion systems manufacturing. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Our Value
    14. 14. IB Development Approach <ul><li>Product engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FMEA, DFM, DFY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Feasibility. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design verification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product validation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mfg development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methods development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tooling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product optimization for Mfg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mfg throughput optimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mfg quality systems verification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mfg systems validation </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. QMS Robust Approach Systems are made from cells with identical characteristics to provide optimum efficiency. Focus on complete validation of the manufacturing process. Focus on complete validation of the manufacturing process.
    16. 16. Mfg Process Capability
    17. 17. Our Value <ul><li>Large Format Prismatic Cells </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Least complex systems assembly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust electrical connections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety pressure release protection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% cell characterization. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimum cell Resistance & Impedance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 200 Ah cells. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables individual cell monitoring and control </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Cell Performance
    19. 19. Value thru Testing <ul><li>Abuse Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Induced Destructive Overcharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Induced Destructive Discharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vibration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Induced Short Circuit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme Temperature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crush Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nail Penetration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ALCT </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Abuse Test (Overcharge)
    21. 21. Abuse Test (Short Circuit)
    22. 22. Our Value Battery System Solutions
    23. 23. Managing customer expectations <ul><li>Understanding the application requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common goal of all efforts - Customer Satisfaction . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand customer expectations. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand customer suffering. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand “product features” value in the application. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Product Requirements Document </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Failure mitigation (failure impact to the customer?). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ranking of requirements (A stakeholder perspective of “must have”, “should have” and “nice-to-have”). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements correlations. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Joint Requirements Development <ul><li>Define the system design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upfront evaluation to reduce risk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Load profiles. (Cell size) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful ALCT feasibility. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Control feasibility. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal management perspective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Termination design. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cell packaging. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Module packaging. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Evolutionary product development <ul><li>Application specific systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short development cycles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planned upgrades without full validation requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous customer evaluation and feedback. </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Questions? Thank You! Antonio Reis

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