Bespoke Composite Panels
BCP has been manufacturing strong but lightweight aluminium honeycomb composite panels favoured by sectors such as automotive, rail and marine since 1988.
The Cambridgeshire, UK based company has a growing portfolio of electric vehicle clients and has the capabilities to manufacture upper housing, cell modules, battery housing, underbody protection and base plate cooling for batteries. These parts can be used in both cars and buses.
The challenge is to protect the underside of the battery, while also providing venting and, in some high-performance applications, cooling. The product must be strong enough to support the battery but also lightweight, so the overall performance of the vehicle is not affected. A battery can be protected from impact using composite panels manufactured by BCP, which offer great structural resistance, energy absorption and excellent durability.
Battery cooling plates are essential for high performance vehicles as batteries can overheat when delivering a large amount of power and while they are charging. BCP have the capability to machine channels into thin plates of aluminium before an aluminium skin is bonded over the plate, allowing the coolant to flow through the plate and cool the batteries. Hard anodised aluminium has high electrical resistance and transfers the heat away from the battery.
Aluminium is an excellent conductor of heat and will transfer the heat from the battery to prevent overheating. BCP have previous experience in bonding plates for batteries used in high performance electric vehicles.
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