New approach to bending

Published:  27 August, 2021

WILLIAM HUGHES GROUP has announced that it has perfected a method of composing and forming complex automotive electric vehicle (EV) bus bar geometries out of pre-coated copper stock; and can do so in such a way that the insulation/protective cover remains completely viable along the length of the bar.

“Battery advances and high voltages mean that bus bars are just as at home under the bonnet as they are in a control cabinet backplane,” explains Emma Burgon, engineering director at William Hughes. “But automotive applications are not quite as smooth sailing as their significantly less complex industrial peers. As well as electrical insulation, the copper has to be protected from Mother Nature too, which is why the efficacy of the insulation covering is so important.”

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