STL to Showcase Advanced Bonding Techniques at Battery Show Europe 2024

by Anna

Samuel Taylor Limited (STL) has been selected to represent the UK’s battery technology supply chain at the upcoming Battery Show Europe 2024. As part of a UK delegation coordinated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) UK, STL will present its innovative copper-to-aluminium bonding technique for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) busbar technology.

The event, set to take place from June 18-20 at The Messe in Stuttgart, Germany, is a premier gathering for the advanced battery and hybrid/electric vehicle (H/EV) technology community. It will bring together battery manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, and industry leaders to explore the latest developments in battery technology and automotive advancements.


STL will spotlight its newly developed bonding methods, including bonded aluminium and copper (ALCu), bonded silver and copper (SilCu), and spot-welded aluminium and copper parts. These techniques are particularly significant for busbar technology in electric vehicle (EV) battery packs, which are crucial for improving battery efficiency, reducing weight, extending range, and enhancing power output.


Alastair Gordon, Director at STL, highlighted the company’s innovative achievements: “In our 125th anniversary year, STL is proud to be at the forefront of innovation within the battery industry. We have a proven record in developing new production processes, as demonstrated by our recent work on busbars for the world’s first fully electric British hypercar.”


STL’s groundbreaking work includes developing a proprietary cold-cladding process for joining aluminium to copper, overcoming aluminium’s high reactivity to oxygen. This process enables the production of aluminium-copper bimetal strips and spot-welded joints that avoid the formation of resistive and brittle inter-metallic compounds, ensuring robust and viable connections.


The Battery Show Europe 2024 will provide STL with an opportunity to engage with other organizations in the global EV supply chain, fostering collaborations that support the transition to net-zero emission vehicles. As part of the UK delegation, STL will exhibit alongside other innovators under the banner of the APC UK, which works with the government, automotive industry, and academia to accelerate the industrialization of technologies essential for achieving net-zero targets.

“We look forward to discussions with global EV supply chain partners at Battery Show Europe 2024,” added Gordon.

STL’s participation underscores its commitment to leading advancements in battery technology, reinforcing its position as a key player in the evolving EV industry.

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