About The Fundamentals of Product Development for Battery Development Ebook Bundle

It seems like every industry is undergoing an electrification transformation in one way or another. At the center of that transformation is an increasing reliance on industrial battery systems and a rapidly growing demand for more powerful and efficient batteries.

As their market grows, battery development companies have a considerable opportunity. But developing new batteries involves numerous complex engineering challenges. Engineers face competing constraints in the form of peak power draw, high power capacity for longer vehicle ranges, long lifetimes, and low weights. The potential for thermal runaway and chemical fires also makes safety an essential concern. In addition, batteries’ fundamental physics involve complex thermo-chemical interactions. Furthermore, their control systems incorporate complex electronics and software. An array of mechanical, chemical, electrical, electronic, and software engineers and analysts are needed to do the job right.

Coordinating work between these stakeholders, however, presents its own challenge. Managing product data and development processes with general purpose tools—such as shared documents and spreadsheets—makes it easy for team members to lose sight of design changes. This limits engineers’ ability to make fully informed engineering decisions and increases the potential for errors that may go unaddressed prior to prototyping and testing. Projects become delayed and costs rise. Out-of-date or inaccurate information also makes procuring the right parts and managing the supply chain more challenging for those outside of engineering.

Battery development companies require more modern tools to manage the complexity of the battery lifecycle. Product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions create a single digital thread that gives stakeholders up-to-the-minute insights into design and requirements changes. This allows engineers to coordinate work across disciplines more efficiently and ensures that decisions are made based on the latest, most accurate information possible. As a result, organizations reduce errors as well as the amount of prototyping and testing required to reach a viable design, lowering costs and shortening the development cycle in the process. This eBook bundle focuses on the product development challenges.

The eBooks cover:

  • How do I Create and Manage an Accurate BOM?
  • How do I Justify a Digital Transformation?
  • How do I Coordinate Design Across Engineering Disciplines?
  • How do I Fast Track Design Release?
  • How do I Satisfy Requirements and Meet Deadlines?

Access a complimentary copy of these eBooks on Siemens' website.