Single piece for bead seal on fuel cells
WHAT: Metallic bipolar plates with integrated metal bead seal for fuel cells
INNOVATION: Dana engineers have developed metallic bipolar plate technology to reduce the cost, complexity and performance barriers associated with the production of fuel cell stacks. Instead of using a two-step forming-sealing method, the process circumvents the need for injection molding by integrating the seal formation into the first forming step. The single piece can decrease the costs incurred in high-volume production by half.
FIRST CUSTOMER: Undisclosed