Technical Capabilities

Engineering and Technology groups currently contain about 165 staff members located in Joplin, Vancouver and Plano.

Engineering Background

Mechanical, Chemical, Ceramic, Electrical, Aerospace, Structural, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering.

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Scientific background

Materials, metallurgy, physics, chemistry (electrochemistry, organic, polymer, analytical, physical, surface).

Chemistry and Materials

Electrochemical System Design

Skills

  • Battery modeling and design
  • Advanced material synthesis and characterization
  • Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technology
  • Power integration and management
  • Fundamental electrochemistry

 

Mechanical and System Capabilities

  • Mechanical: ANSYS Modeling, Metallurgy Lab, Dynamic Environmental Test Lab, Discrete Solver for Dynamic modeling
  • Thermal: ANSYS Modeling, Thermal Imaging, Cell Reaction Calorimetry, Self Discharge Microcalorimetry
  • High Velocity Fluid Flow: Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling, High Speed Imaging
  • Cell Design: Custom cell designs to support battery development
  • Battery Design: >1,000 different batteries developed for specific customer requirements
  • Systems Design: Complex energy storage systems, batteries + monitoring + management/control
  • Validation/Qualification: Electrical, environmental, dynamic, safety test & evaluation

Electronics Capabilities

  • Turnkey solutions
  • Reliability analysis
  • WCPA and FMECA
  • Hardware design and analysis
  • Software design and analysis
  • Embedded control expertise
  • Analog / Digital mixed signal design
  • DC Power conversion
  • Circuit Board design and analysis
    • System testing and qualification
    • High quality configuration control, traceability and process management
    • High MTBF designs

Application Engineering Capabilities

  • System integration
  • Power system analysis and characterization
  • Energetic System analysis and characterization

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