Solid-state battery pioneer Sakuu has announced promising results from its ongoing testing of a novel printable lithium formulation from Livent for use in Sakuu’s 3D printed batteries.
Livent’s LIOVIX platform includes applications for pre-lithiation and lithium metal anode manufacturing.
In February, Sakuu announced successful 3D printing of patterned cells that used Livent’s LIOVIX printable lithium formulation in the anode, enhancing the patterning capabilities of Sakuu’s proprietary 3D printing process. Using 3d printing, Sakuu successfully created a functional lithium-metal battery, a patterned lithium-metal anode, and a lithium-metal battery in a custom form factor.
Sakuu’s battery technology can be licensed for use in today’s manufacturing equipment, or with the company’s Kavian manufacturing platform.
Sakuu’s relationship with Livent enables it to “explore how the LIOVIX formulation can integrate into our novel method of manufacturing next-generation SwiftPrint batteries at commercial scale,” said Robert Bagheri, CEO and founder of Sakuu. “Having access to innovative ingredients from a US-based, globally established lithium supplier enhances our next-gen battery development via 3D printing to deliver ultimate performance, safety, and sustainability. Our Kavian platform is designed to help industries reimagine what a battery can become—starting with how it is made—to unlock commercial-scale manufacturability of solid-state and other performance batteries.”