Above: Sakuu’s new engineering hub based out of Silicon Valley will advance the company’s domestic battery printing initiatives and will pave the way for Sakuu’s future planned 3D printing platform Gigafactory/Source: BusinessWire
Sakuu, the creator of the world’s first 3D printed solid-state battery, today announced the establishment of a cutting-edge multi-faceted engineering hub in Silicon Valley for its battery 3D printing platform initiatives. This multi-million dollar expansion comes on the heels of the recent opening of Sakuu’s battery pilot line facility, which is currently producing batteries for clients, as well as the company’s successful follow-on funding round of 62 million earlier this year.
“We are in a rapid growth phase due to strong demand for our forthcoming printed batteries. 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.”– Sean Sharif, VP of Global Supply Chain and Logistics, Sakuu
Battery 3D Printing Platform and Engineering Facility
Sakuu’s new 79,000-square-foot facility will serve as the company’s flagship engineering hub. It will house a number of teams, including battery, engineering, material science, R&D, and additive manufacturing, and will be in charge of new gigafactory employee training and client product demonstrations. By the first quarter of 2023, it is expected to house 115 employees. Sakuu will be able to scale its 3D printing battery platform at the new facility as the company plans to open gigafactories around the world with a total energy output goal of 60GWh by 2028.
“Sakuu is committed to building an extremely talented workforce that wants to be part of our reinvention of sustainable energy production. 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.”– Robert Bagheri, Founder and CEO, Sakuu
Sakuu’s flagship products will be showcased in the new facility. First, there’s Sakuu’s ground-breaking Kavian platform, which is the world’s first at-scale battery 3D printing platform capable of rapidly printing safe, ultra-high energy density solid-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes. Second, Sakuu’s non-battery manufacturing platforms are capable of producing medical devices, IoT sensors, and other cutting-edge electrical devices in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner.
About Sakuu: Sakuu is reimagining large-scale, environmentally friendly battery technology and manufacturing. Sakuu’s solid-state batteries will be manufactured entirely in custom or large factory settings using the transformative Kavian™ platform, which enables rapid, 3D-printed, high-volume, low-cost, and sustainable battery production to meet mass-market demand. Sakuu’s Kavian™ battery 3D printing platform, in addition to energy, invites transformative device manufacturing in other sectors such as aerospace and automotive, consumer electronics, IoT, and medical.
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