Technical edge for customers and the environment through an innovative manufacturing process
The production process for 3D printing of liquid electrolyte batteries developed by Blackstone Technology and for which a patent application has been filed is a world first. This is because energy carriers produced using our process have a significantly increased energy density (+20%). In addition, we produce them more sustainably and efficiently than is possible with the currently widespread manufacturing processes for lithium-ion batteries.
Using a special 3D printing process and data-based technologies, we design battery production in our facilities to be environmentally compatible and resource-efficient. This is because our process offers many advantages over conventional methods, especially when using Blackstone Thick Layer Technology ©. For example, it sustainably reduces energy consumption in electrode production by eliminating long drying sections and toxic solvents. In this way, we are making an important and sustainable contribution to the transport revolution and in the fight against climate change.
In addition, we reduce waste materials by 50%. This is another way in which Blackstone protects the environment. Our manufacturing process is also already suitable for the future production of solid-state batteries. This new battery type will set new standards in terms of energy density, charging speed and safety. With simultaneous cost savings.
With Blackstone Thick Layer Technology © up to.
More energy density
Less manufacturing costs
less investment costs
Fewer passive materials, more energy density
The thickness of battery layers in classical manufacturing processes is usually in the range of 50-100 µm. Blackstone Thick Layer Technology © enables manufacturing thicknesses of 100 to 300 µm. This is currently only possible in the 3D printing process and increases the gravimetric energy density by up to 20%. This substantial increase in energy density also means more range, for example in electromobility. We also use significantly fewer passive materials in production.
Passive materials are substances that are necessary for the production of the battery, but do not contribute to the storage of energy. For example, copper, aluminum, separators and electrolytes. Our process thus makes it possible to sustainably reduce the consumption of critical raw materials in battery production.
In addition, Blackstone Thick Layer Technology © enables us to reduce energy consumption in battery production by 78%.
Our process relies on an environmentally friendly and purely water-based process. Our automated battery manufacturing reduces investment costs in the 3D printing process by up to 70%. At the same time, we reduce manufacturing costs by up to 30%. The space saving of our novel batteries is up to 15 %, the material saving is currently up to 20 Euro/kWh.