There is a rapid rise of a wide variety of smart consumer portable devices in recent years. These new and emerging technologies require batteries that have to be thin, lightweight, flexible, and pliant to offer better usability and autonomy. As a result, most require strict size volumes of below 1 cubic cm to fit these smaller-sized wearable gadgets. Existing small-sized batteries that are flexible, do not have the energy and power densities required for sustained high performance. Many leading solutions only have energy densities of below 150Wh/L, a far cry from the ideal >240Wh/L density needed for sustained smart functionality usage. In order to power this new generation of devices, high capacity, longer duration batteries, in a variety of shapes and sizes become instrumental.
3DBattery’s innovative technology and materials can create smaller lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with higher power and energy densities, which are flexible mechanically and can be easily made in a range of shapes and sizes. 3DB will enable longer battery life, which in practical terms means that an Apple smartwatch can last up to a week compared to a few hours, and a Google Glass can boast 8 hours of video recording instead of 30 minutes on a single charge. Moreover, 3DB’s advanced manufacturing technology will allow battery producers to fabricate bespoke battery types for smart wearables, through a single fabrication process, for multiple battery specification types.