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E-Mobility Webinar

July 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - July 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm BST

Sponsored by



Workshop Chair: 

Paola de Bono (TWI Ltd)

The world of transport is undergoing the biggest change since the early 20th Century, focusing on a rapid move towards electric vehicle (EV) production and the parallel reduction in petrol-powered vehicles. Highly demanding new emissions targets have been set by Government policy, aiming to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

Advancements to e-mobility technologies have been made, however, before we can reach the point where electrification becomes the norm, there are a number of challenges for industry to overcome. These include light-weighting of components, process improvements, welding developments, real-time quality assurance in-production, safety, flexible tools and jigs, and prototyping from components through complete vehicles.

Laser technology has been adopted by the automotive sector, principally for its ability to perform high-quality and high-precision processing at high speed, and at low relative cost. In recent years several advancements have been made in laser technology which have the potential of making an important contribution, and thus, supporting the breakthrough of e-mobility.

This workshop will include presentations from equipment-providers, end-users, academic and industrial researchers in the e-mobility field. You will hear and see how the latest developments in laser technology as well as academic and industrial research are supporting the e-mobility agenda. A forum will be created in this e-mobility workshop, encouraging new thinking and industrially viable practical solutions.



Wednesday 8 July

Session 1 – 13.30 – 14:55 (Sponsored by Air Products) 

13:30 Introduction – Paola De Bono, TWI UK

13:40 Battery welding applications in e-mobility – Alexander OlowinskyFraunhofer ILT Germany 

14:00 Laser welding at TWI supporting the e-mobility agenda – Chris Allen, TWI UK

14:20 Laser technology for the automotive industry – Yannick Galais, Luxinar 

14:40 Discussion

14:55 – 15:15 Break


Session 2 – 15:15 – 16:35 (Sponsored by Nuburu) 

15:15 Welcome

15:20 Blue laser welding in e-mobility – Richard Gleeson, Nuburu UK 

15:40 Laser joining of dissimilar metals – Jack Gabzdyl, SPI Lasers, UK

16:00 AI-Aided automation for Electrification– Giovanni Di Stefano, Comau, Italy

16:20 Discussion

16:35 Close


Thursday 9 July Session 3 – 9.30 – 11.00 (Sponsored by Coherent) 

9.30 Welcome

9:35 – New applications for blue diode lasers in the power range 500 to 2 kW – Andre Eltze, Laserline Germany

9:55 – 5G enabling Industry 4.0 – Chris White, Ford & Chris Allen, Vodafone

10:25 – Advances in copper and multi material welding using fibre lasers – Thomas Hofmeister, Coherent 

10:45 Discussion

11.00 – 11.20 Break


Thursday 9 July Session 4 – 11.20 – 12.40 (Sponsored by Precitec) 

11.20 Welcome

11.25 Ensuring weld traceability during e-mobility applications – Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Precitec 

11.45 Solving challenges in e-mobility with fibre lasers – Mark Thompson, IPG Photonics 

12.05 How joining process innovations can solve challenges for future electric vehicle body architectures – Sullivan Smith, TWI UK 

12.25 Discussion

12.40 Close





AILU Member fees:
Complete Webinar (all sessions 8th and 9th July)  60 GBP
Sessions 1 & 2 (8th July)  40 GBP
Sessions 3 & 4 (9th July)  40 GBP

Non Member fees
Complete Webinar (all sessions 8th and 9th July)  90 GBP
Sessions 1 & 2 (8th July)  60 GBP
Sessions 3 & 4 (9th July)  60 GBP

Above fees exclude VAT @ 20%


Fee includes access to webinar videos after the event.

For more information please email or phone the AILU office (+44 (0)1235 539595).


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July 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm BST
July 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm BST
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