Sakuu Corp. (previously KeraCel Inc.) has introduced an industrial-grade 3D printer for e-mobility batteries. These 3D printed solid-state batteries (SSBs), compared to lithium-ion batteries, have the same capacity yet are half the size and almost a third lighter.
The company’s KeraCel- branded SSBs will also use around 30%-50% fewer materials—which can be sourced locally—to achieve the same energy levels as lithium-ion options. This manufacturing process is enabled by a multi-material, multi-process 3D printer—the Sakuu AM Platform.
Sakuu’s multiple-AM technology blends powder bed and jetted material deposition and uses completely different multi-materials in a single layer capability. The process combines ceramic and metal, as well as Sakuu’s proprietary support material, PoraLyte, which removes part overhang limitations and enables the creation of devices with internal channels and cavities.
Sakuu will initially focus on the two-, three- and smaller four-wheel electric vehicle market.