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Sakuu companions with NGK for materials provide to advance 3D printed solid-state battery line



Sakuu has introduced its entry right into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan’s NGK Spark Plugs, a pacesetter in electrochemical supplies and an industrial automotive provider. The MOU will permit NGK to co-develop and supply ceramic supplies for Sakuu’s solid-state battery manufacturing, starting from ongoing battery materials wants at its California pilot line facility, to at-scale commercialisation for its AM solid-state battery line.

“Formalising this long-term partnership settlement with NGK for ceramic wants throughout our printed battery line is a vital step in Sakuu’s commercialisation plans,” mentioned Arwed Niestroj, SVP Buyer Enablement. “NGK is a worldwide {industry} chief, and its materials high quality and technical experience will permit Sakuu to quickly advance in the direction of bringing to market our next-generation battery line.”

Sakuu makes use of a technique of additive manufacturing the place proprietary expertise allows printing of glass, metals, polymer, and ceramic in a single layer, together with proprietary cell chemistry. This positions Sakuu to deploy at-scale manufacturing of next-generation solid-state batteries, which the corporate states is among the largest challenges confronted by solid-state battery builders.

Keiji Suzuki, Govt Officer, R&D division at NGK, mentioned: “We’re completely satisfied to make use of our 80 years of expertise in ceramic supplies to collaborate with Sakuu, the clear trailblazer in 3D printing solid-state batteries. Their work is really spectacular, and we stay up for making this industry-leading solid-state battery line into a big enterprise alternative for each firms.”

The batteries that Sakuu will produce can have ultra-high power density, be as much as 50% smaller, 30% lighter, and cheaper to supply in excessive quantity than presently out there lithium-ion batteries, in keeping with the corporate. 

Sakuu additionally states that the batteries will be printed in customized styles and sizes because of the capabilities of its additive manufacturing platform, which it hopes to be ‘a brand new paradigm’ within the battery {industry} that may rework industrial product design and power use throughout industries.

After the introduction of a brand new pilot line facility in 2021, Sakuu just lately introduced the opening of a new battery printing and engineering facility in Silicon Valley.


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