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Monday, February 6 to Tuesday, February 7, 2012

AABC 2012. Tutorial D

Tutorial D:
Lithium-Ion Cell Manufacturing


Ken Broom
Presented by:
Ken Broom,
Chief Operations Officer, China BAK Battery, Inc.


Mr. Broom has worked in the lithium rechargeable battery industry for 26 years. From 1984 – 2006 he worked for Moli Energy, the only high volume manufacturer of lithium-ion rechargeable cells in North America , and from 2007 – present with China BAK. His work experience has included QA, manufacturing engineering, product design, operations management, international business development and executive management. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. Mr. Broom received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo.

  • General Aspects of Lithium-Ion cell manufacturing
    • Key processes
    • Environmental controls
    • Cell formats
  • Electrode fabrication
    • Powder handling
    • Slurry preparation
    • Coating
    • Calendaring
    • Slitting
  • Cell assembly
    • Winding
    • Stacking
    • Insertion & Electrolyte fill
    • Closing
  • Formation and  Cell Aging
    • Formation
    • Cell aging
    • Sorting / grading
  • Manufacturing Cost
    • Equipment
    • Labor
    • Utility and plant cost
  • Outlook