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Additive manufacturing for Li-ion batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0378
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-008-0028
Amount: $124,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T008
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-22
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Peter D. Moran Peter D. Moran
 Senior Research Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 David Weatherby
Phone: (978) 738-8107
Research Institution
 University of South Carolina
 William E. Mustain William E. Mustain
Osborne Administration Building, Suite 202 915 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

 (803) 777-4181
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will develop novel feedstocks for 3D printing of lithium-ion batteries using existing additive manufacturing technologies. Lithium-ion batteries simultaneously offering high energy and power density energy will be demonstrated using the novel feedstock materials. PSI’s proprietary HA coating technology will be utilized in the feedstock formulations to maximize active material content and to unlock solvent-free 3D printing of high performance electrodes. During the Phase I program, PSI will formulate solid anode, cathode and separator processing streams that can act as feedstocks for additive manufacturing technologies. PSI will collaborate with the University of South Carolina to collect structural imaging data of the 3D printed lithium-ion cells during electrochemical cycling. During the Phase I option, pouch cells will be constructed to demonstrate the scalability of the approach and the unique geometries available through additive manufacturing. Successful completion of these efforts will demonstrate the readiness of the technology for further scale-up and demonstrations in Phase II.

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