Sakuu opens battery 3D printing plant

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By Nick Flaherty

Sakuu has opened an engineering plant in California for its 3D printed battery technology.

The multi-million dollar buildout follows the recent opening of Sakuu’s battery pilot line facility currently producing batteries for clients and the company’s successful follow-on funding round of $62m earlier in the year. 

The plant is 79,000 square feet and will be used as the company’s flagship engineering hub. It will house a number of teams covering battery, engineering, material science, R&D and additive manufacturing, and will also oversee new gigafactory employee training and client product demos.

The company plans to house 115 employees there by the first quarter of 2023. The plant will allow Sakuu to scale its 3D printing battery platform as the company looks to open gigafactories around the world with a total energy output goal of 60GWh by 2028.

“We are in a rapid growth phase due to strong demand for our forthcoming printed batteries,” said Sean Sharif, VP of Global Supply Chain and Logistics. “Our new facility paves the way for our first 3D printing platform gigafactory, dubbed Sakuu G-One. The facility will allow our teams to fine-tune all aspects of our battery printing technologies to enable swift deployment of our gigafactories.”

“Sakuu is committed to building an extremely talented workforce that wants to be part of our reinvention of sustainable energy production,” commented Founder and CEO Robert Bagheri. “We are on a mission to build a company and brand that is driven by transformative products that can leave an impactful legacy for societal and environmental change.”

The new facility will showcase the Kavian 3D printing platform capable of rapidly printing safe, ultra-high energy density solid-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes. It will also show Sakuu’s non-battery manufacturing platforms capable of producing medical devices, IoT sensors, and other cutting-edge electrical devices.

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