DFM refers to the practice of designing a lithium battery module or pack, with considerations for efficient and cost-effective manufacturing. Acculon, in collaboration with our clients and their manufacturing partner, optimizes the design to ensure it can be manufactured at scale with minimal challenges. DFM involves simplifying the design, designing for automation and testability, standardizing components, and incorporating manufacturing feedback to streamline production processes.
Manufacturing planning includes developing a comprehensive plan to guide the production process and ensure efficient resource utilization. It includes process definition, capacity planning, supply chain management, cost optimization, quality control, production scalability, and risk management. Manufacturing planning ensures that the chosen manufacturing partner has a clear roadmap to follow, covering all aspects of production, from sourcing to assembly, testing, and quality assurance.
Efficient and scalable manufacturing processes are necessary to meet the growing demand for energy storage systems and drive down costs. Through innovative product development, our engineers can enhance battery pack design, optimize materials and components, and improve manufacturing techniques to maximize energy density, extend lifespan, and enhance overall performance and safety.
From start to scale, Acculon is committed to the right solution to streamline the production process.
Contract manufacturing refers to outsourcing the production of the lithium battery module or pack to a specialized manufacturing company. Often within a lithium battery module or pack development program, Acculon and our clients will partner with a contract manufacturer to handle the actual manufacturing process. The contract manufacturer takes the design, DFM considerations, and manufacturing plan provided by Acculon and carries out the production on behalf of our client. Contract manufacturing allows our clients to leverage the expertise, facilities, and resources of the manufacturing partner, reducing the need for in-house production capabilities and providing cost and time efficiencies.
Acculon manufacturing solutions can be customized but are highly interrelated. Design for manufacturing focuses on optimizing the battery pack design for efficient production, manufacturing planning ensures a well-structured and organized production process, and contract manufacturing involves outsourcing the actual manufacturing to a specialized third-party manufacturer. These elements can work together to ensure that the battery module or pack is designed, planned, and produced in a manner that maximizes efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness.