Technische Universität Braunschweig
Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) was founded over 250 years ago. Its core research areas are future city, metrology, infection and therapeutics, and mobility, which includes research of lightweight vehicle components and of electrochemical storage devices. The field of action of the Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering within the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) at TUBS is the life cycle oriented optimization of products and processes through the development and industrial application of adequate technologies, methods and tools towards a sustainable development. Especially the topic “Sustainability in Manufacturing” based on data-centered methods for different applications (e.g. predictive maintenance, quality management, process chain improvement) is a major focus of research, being battery production one of its most relevant application fields. From an international perspective, the research group is one of very few research teams worldwide that explicitly considers the whole life cycle. TUBS will be specifically involved in testing and evaluation of developed metrology at the facilities of the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) as well as utilizing the acquired data to implement virtual quality gates. TUBS is leading the activities relating to the development of a data-driven model for SOH prediction and testing and evaluation of the developed metrology in forming, aging and cycling and the implementation of virtual quality gates based on the in-line metrology and the data-driven modeling. TUBS is largely involved in the German pilot-line network therefore playing a pivotal role in outreaching to other pilot lines and Gigafactories.