California-based developers from Sakuu Corporation have created a new 3D printing system that can print batteries for large electric vehicles on demand. This system uses new technologies to make solid-state batteries lighter and smaller than traditional lithium-ion batteries. Writes about this 3DPrint.
There are two types of printing used in the Sakuu Corporation system. On the one hand, a powder bed melting system that sinters the material in solid form, and on the other hand, a spray head that takes care of the precise spreading of the material. This system is capable of printing both ceramics and metals.
“The flexibility of the printing system means that customers can easily switch production to different types and sizes of batteries as needed, for example to get twice the energy in the same space or the minimum energy in half the space,” said Sakuu founder Robert Bagheri wrote in his statement.
Since the whole system is easily modifiable, it will be possible to print batteries for a car and an electric scooter in one day. The company claims its batteries are 50% lighter and 20% smaller than traditional lithium-ion batteries.