Sakuú opens new battery printing and engineering facility in Silicon Valley

Sakuú, developer of the first 3D-printed solid-state battery, has opened a multi-faceted engineering hub for its battery platform printing initiatives in Silicon Valley. This multi-million dollar buildout follows the recent opening of Sakuú’s battery pilot line facility currently producing batteries for clients and the company’s successful follow-on funding round of $62 million earlier in the year.

Sakuú’s new facility is 79,000 square feet and will be used as the company’s flagship engineering hub. It will house a confluence of teams: battery, engineering, material science, R&D and additive manufacturing, and will oversee new gigafactory employee training and client product demos. It is estimated to house 115 employees by the first quarter of 2023.

The new facility will allow Sakuú to scale its 3D printing battery platform as the company looks to open gigafactories around the world with a total energy output goal of 60 GWh by 2028.

The new facility will showcase two of Sakuú’s flagship products. First, the Kavian platform—the first at-scale 3D printing platform capable of rapidly printing safe, ultra-high energy density solid-state batteries in custom shapes and sizes.

Sakuu’s new lithium metal anode battery will be shipped to Sakuu’s customers starting in 4Q2022. In the ongoing development of the first printed solid-state battery, sample cell deliveries are anticipated to ship to clients in 2023.

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