18 Mar 3D printing and batteries
Today, batteries and electronics can be directly integrated into 3D printed products, as a direct result of the need to ‘maximize energy storage while reducing volume and weight. Being able to perform complex geometries for battery and supercapacitor architectures is an important step towards 3D configurations in electrochemical energy storage.
The flexibility offered by extruded thermoplastic materials
The flexibility afforded through extruded thermoplastic materials makes it possible to manufacture complex 3D geometries, and facilitate assembly, as all parts can be created in one go.
This 3D batteries technology will be very important for consumer electronics, the medical devices industry, as well as aerospace applications.
Nowadays our collaborators in CSIC are testing the capabilities of our optimized filaments in already printed 3D electrodes for Supercapacitors. (The article will come soon!)
Our commercial graphene and graphite-based filaments can be used to print electrical devices in 3D. Depending on the graphene loading, our printable filaments are able to provide a conductivity greater than 250 S/m.