Sakuu has announced that it is collaborating with Livent Corporation under an existing joint development agreement (JDA) to use Livent’s LIOVIX printable lithium formula in Sakuu’s 3D printing process for batteries.
In February, Sakuu reported the successful 3D printing of fully functional high-performance batteries with samples. Livent’s LIOVIX printable lithium formulation was used in the anode to enhance the unique patterning capabilities of Sakuu’s 3D printing process. Sakuu achieved several successes, including the first fully functional 3D printed lithium metal battery and the first 3D printed patterned lithium metal anode.
Sakuu’s Kavian platform is designed for companies seeking to produce next-generation batteries, including solid-state chemistries, for large-scale production. Sakuu’s battery technology can be licensed for today’s production facilities or with the Kavian production platform.
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Livent and 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. Kavian manufacturing is poised to introduce transformative product innovation across industries going electric.”
“The successful application of the LIOVIX formulation in Sakuu’s next generation batteries and leading-edge manufacturing process shows what is possible through strong collaboration and a shared commitment to advancing innovation in battery development,” said Paul Graves, Livent’s President and CEO. “We are excited to build on our partnership with Sakuu to deliver on the promise of pioneering technologies which can improve battery safety, performance, manufacturing efficiency and sustainability.”
Find out more about Sakuu at sakuu.com.
For more information about Livent, please visit livent.com.