Achieving Zero-Defect and On-Time Quality Performance is Key to Success as a Supply Partner for Electric Vehicle Manufacturers
Figure 1 - Quality is key in producing reliable and safe EVs.
The Importance of Quality in EV Manufacturing
Interplex’s Key Initiatives for Achieving Zero-Defects and On-Time Deliveries
Our disciplined processes ensure compliance with quality assurance legislation and standards, such as ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 18001 and more. We establish internal policies on product design and tooling management to exceed our customers’ expectations. In helping to lead the global transition to electric vehicles, Interplex has built upon our established track record and even enhanced our excellent quality performance to meet the stringent requirements of the EV industry.
Figure 2 – Over the past 2 years, Cell-PLX™ has a zero-defect track record.
During the current collector assembly process, the top and bottom current collectors, data collection media, dielectric layers and cell holders are all brought together in a highly efficient and robust manner that supports high-volume manufacturing and can be adapted for virtually any battery size, power requirements and configuration.
Over the past years, Interplex has delivered over a million battery interconnect systems to leading EV manufacturers while experiencing no defects and providing consistent on-time delivery.
Figure 3 - Interplex collaborates closely with customers from design concept to high-volume production.
Figure 4 - Precision stamping with a tight tolerance on flatness.
Figure 5 – Our in-house automated lamination process line.
As described in this article, meeting these quality goals will require a focus on key manufacturing disciplines as well as developing high-functioning relationships between suppliers and EV manufacturers to assure constant communications to support scalability and sustainability of quality-focused processes.