SKOn Partners with Sakuu to Develop Solid-State Lithium Batteries for Automotive Use

TapTechNews July 9th news, the world's fifth largest battery manufacturer, SKOn, recently announced the signing of a joint development agreement with 3D battery manufacturer Sakuu (Saku Company), and will manufacture solid-state lithium batteries suitable for the automotive field.

TapTechNews note: 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing. 3D printing is the process of creating three-dimensional objects by printing and layering source materials. These layers strengthen and form the target object in the digital file.

According to the introduction, the lithium-ion batteries used in traditional electric vehicles have sustainability issues. Manufacturers must extract a large amount of lithium to make these batteries. The natural supply is not inexhaustible, so the race to find a safer, cheaper and more sustainable battery production method is underway.

And the 3D printing battery solution provided by Sakuu Company is claimed to be able to print fully functional batteries in custom shapes and sizes, and due to the relevant printing process, only uses the exact amount of source materials. This can reduce resource waste by 70% to 90%, and the manufactured batteries are said to have a longer service life and are also easier to recycle.

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Currently, SKOn currently operates two electric vehicle battery factories in Georgia, USA, and the company claims that their cooperation with Sakuu will strengthen its battery production plan in the US and further expand its business in the southeastern US.