Sakuu, developer of a 3D-printed solid-state battery, has opened an engineering hub for its battery platform printing initiatives in Silicon Valley. The company concluded a $62-million funding round earlier this year, and recently opened a pilot production line, which is currently producing batteries for clients.
Sakuu’s new 79,000-square-foot facility is expected to house 115 employees by the first quarter of 2023, including battery, engineering, material science, R&D and additive manufacturing teams. It will showcase Sakuu’s Kavian platform, which uses 3D printing to produce solid-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes. The company plans to open gigafactories around the world, and aims to reach a total energy output of 60 GWh by 2028.
“We are in a rapid growth phase due to strong demand for our forthcoming printed batteries,” said Sean Sharif, VP of Global Supply Chain and Logistics. “Our new facility paves the way for our first 3D printing platform gigafactory, dubbed Sakuu G-One. The facility will allow our teams to fine-tune all aspects of our battery printing technologies to enable swift deployment of our gigafactories.”