Solid-state battery technology company Sakuu said it has had promising results from its ongoing testing of a novel printable lithium formulation for use in its 3D printed batteries.
US-based Sakuu is collaborating with Livent Corporation under an existing joint development agreement for the use of Livent’s proprietary printable lithium formulation in Sakuu’s battery 3D printing process.
Livent’s Liovix platform includes applications for pre-lithiation and lithium metal anode manufacturing.
In February, Sakuu announced consistent and successful 3D printing of fully functional high-performance patterned batteries. These printed cells used Livent’s Liovix printable lithium formulation in the anode, which enhanced the unique patterning capabilities of Sakuu’s 3D printing process.
Robert Bagheri, CEO and founder of Sakuu, said they will explore how the Liovix formulation can integrate into Sakuu’s manufacture of batteries it calls SwiftPrint on a commercial scale.