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Is the future of solid-state batteries 3D-printed?


The race to create a solidstate battery that could compete with today’s lithiumion cells is heating up. In the past few years, there’s been a lot of R&D around solid electrolytes that promise to be safer and more powerful. In this video, we visit Sakuú, a company that doesn’t just want to make solidstate batteries, they also want to 3Dprint them.

Camera: Leo Maco

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0:00 Intro
0:29 Battery basics feat. a potato
1:29 Lithiumion batteries 101
2:18 What is a solidstate battery?
3:28 Intro to Sakuú
4:00 Why 3Dprinting?
5:35 3Dprinting prototype
6:25 Customized battery shapes
7:34 Challenges of total reinvention
8:09 Looking forward

0:40 The positive end (cathode) is the copper penny and the negative end (anode) is the zinc coated nail.

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