Sakuu Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc), the leader in automated multi-process additive manufacturing (AM), today announced that it has developed a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries.
Sakuú has been developing its first generation SSB battery technology alongside its flagship additive manufacturing platform, set for commercial launch by the end of this year. These first-generation batteries comprise 30 sub-cells, utilize lithium-metal and a proprietary printed ceramic separator. The battery has been designed to use current industry standard cathode materials and can support even higher voltage cathodes in the future that could yield up to 25% more energy. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players.
This makes the new battery perfectly suited for consumer, aerospace, and mobility applications, given its advantages in safety and energy density.
Sakuú is targeting to sample these batteries to its strategic partners in the late third quarter and its early access partners in the fourth quarter of this year.
"We developed this first generation of SSB's to prove the viability of our battery technology in anticipation of the Sakuú 1000 advanced AM platform," said Robert Bagheri CEO and Founder, Sakuú. "Over the last year, we have improved our battery energy capacity by a factor of 100 and our volumetric energy efficiency over 12 times and are planning to begin volume production of the batteries in early 2022 to meet the needs of our strategic partners," he added.
About Sakuu Corporation
Headquartered in San Jose, California, USA and formerly known as KeraCel Inc, Sakuú is an industrial solutions provider that has developed a major breakthrough in additive manufacturing (AM) technology to address the approximately $800 billion digital manufacturing transformation. The company's flagship Sakuú AM platform is the world's first multi-material, multi-process AM solution for agile, cost-effective, high-volume production of complex functional devices. This enables manufacturers within the energy sector to achieve significant improvements in the cost, performance, and range of current solid-state battery options. Beyond energy, Sakuú's AM platform opens up application possibilities in a host of other sectors, among them aerospace and automotive, consumer electronics, IoT and medical. To learn more about Sakuu, please visit www.sakuu.com
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