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Complete Lithium Ion Batteries Produced by Additive Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0366
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-008-0264
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T008
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-26
Small Business Information
267 Boston Road
North Billerica, MA 01862
United States
DUNS: 962321381
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Pawle
 (978) 362-2625
Business Contact
 Lawrence Hancock
Phone: (978) 362-2625
Research Institution
 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
 Lawrence Hancock
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02421
United States

 (617) 448-1588
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Demand for portable power continues to expand, and new portable devices require increased variability in form factor. Furthermore, expired batteries may not be easily replaceable due to the lack of standard geometries. New manufacturing technologies are necessary to respond to each of the challenges. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a promising approach that is well known for its ability to quickly prepare units with outstanding flexibility in form factor with a wide variety of materials and substrates. We will develop a novel AM technique for battery fabrication by developing a system capable of printing multiple materials and developing material feedstocks suitable for printing. At the conclusion of phase I, we will demonstrate single layer cells showing charge/discharge characteristics similar to those found in lithium-ion batteries. The overall goal of the program is to develop an AM platform capable of complete fabrication of batteries using a variety of chemistries, cell architectures, form factors, and substrates.

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