batteries

3D Printed Batteries: Powering Our Future?

3D printed batteries have been an area of interest for us in the 3D printing industry for a number of years now. Not often discussed, it is something that is…

3D Printed Solid State Lithium Batteries: Safer, Less Expensive, Higher Energy Density

There’s nothing worse on Christmas morning than when your kid opens a present to find a shiny, noisy, lights-blinking toy with the words “BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED” stamped across the front…

NASA Awards Contract to Build 3D Printed Batteries in Space

I was recently playing a game of Trivial Pursuit with my parents, and a question came up that I was sure my husband would know the answer to; so, in…

New Research Summary of 3D Printing Materials and Methods for Batteries and Supercapacitors

Because the technology can achieve complex shapes and structures and multifunctional material systems, a trio of researchers in Ireland – Umair Gulzar, Colm Glynn, and Colm O’Dwyer – were interested…

Researchers Tailor Graphene Content in Bespoke Filament for 3D Printed Porous Anodes in Batteries

Long-lasting, rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have a high energy density and low self-discharge, and are finding their way into aerospace and military applications, among others. As the demand for energy…

3D Printing Metals Onto Fabric for Inexpensive Antenna, Sensors and Wearables

A group of researchers from Imperial College London has developed a technique for 3D printing metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics. The process could also be used…