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Automotive Product Finder Magazine | KeraCel and Musashi Seimitsu to jointly develop 3D printed auto batteries
KeraCel and Musashi Seimitsu to jointly develop 3D printed auto batteries
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Musashi Seimitsu’s strategic investment in KeraCel will accelerate development of its additive manufacturing solid state battery technology to high volume production.
Santa Clara (USA), August 16, 2019
The advanced battery technology specialist KeraCel and Japanese auto parts maker Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to bring safe, 3D printed, solid state batteries to the market. Musashi and KeraCel will join forces to work towards solid state batteries customised for Musashi’s motorcycle business.
Musashi Seimitsu has made strategic investment in KeraCel to accelerate development of KeraCel’s additive manufacturing solid state battery technology to high volume production. “Partnering with Musashi enables KeraCel to develop safe, high energy batteries for automotive market,” said Robert Bagheri, Keracel’s Chairman and CEO.
Musashi who is a leading supplier of motorcycle and automotive products positions itself to provide advanced solid state battery using KeraCel’s technology. This strategic investment aligns directly with Musashi’s objective to drive sustainable growth while also investing in the world’s energy sustainability and conserving the environment. “We are excited to explore the technological innovation for solid state batteries together with KeraCel,” said Hiroshi Otsuka, President and CEO of Musashi Group.
Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co Ltd is a global auto parts tier1 company for automobiles and motorcycles, whose headquarters is located in Toyohashi, Japan. Musashi specialises in designing, developing and manufacturing powertrain products such as differential assemblies, planetary gear assemblies, transmission gears and assemblies, and reduction gears for xEVs, which are supplied to global major OEMs and tier 1s.
KeraCel is bringing to market an advanced solid-state battery design and manufacturing method that will allow production of cells with ceramic-based electrolytes and lithium metal anodes to achieve energy densities 2-3 times greater, or at a cost of less than 50 per cent when compared to Lithium ion cells today for the same energy level. This 3D print manufacturing process will allow virtually any shape or size of cell to be built for a multitude of applications without changing equipment or tooling, directly under software control.
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