Jointly funded by some industrial partners, this project aims to develop a commercially viable solution to design and manufacture solid-state battery cells with complex geometries that have never been possible before, using a novel LCD-based vat-polymerisation 3D printing system. This project offers a chance to take part in a project that will have real world impact in electric vehicles, electronics, and energy sector, working in a leading research group at Loughborough University, as well as the Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Derby, UK.
Rechargeable lithium-metal batteries will formally entre automotive qualification process in 2022 and is expected to revolutionise the electrical vehicle (EV) market, as well as high-end digital products. 3D printing such battery cells offers endless geometric complexity to the manufacturers and hence the maximum energy density batteries. Such batteries can ultimately used in functional parts and components of the cars (for example in the dashboard), and reduce the overall size/weight of the vehicles and enhance their energy efficiency. Find out more.