Calverton, New York based Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (TSXV:GGG.V) has announced its submission of a provisional patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding the company’s recent innovations related to printed batteries. Graphene 3D Labs projects that the ability to print electrochemical devices such as batteries and supercapacitors will contribute to a marked expansion for the range of commercial applications for 3D printing technology.
Graphene 3D Lab developes and manufactures graphene-enhanced materials for addtive manufacturing and engages in the research, development and production of proprietary technologies aimed at augmenting the material properties of feedstock used in 3D printing. Graphene 3D Lab is a spinout of Graphene Laboratories, Inc.Graphene 3D Lab Inc. begin trading on the 11th of August 2014, with their U.S. stock listing is anticipated to follow in the next two to three months.
Daniel Stolyarov, CEO of Graphene 3D commented: “The application filed by Graphene 3D has the potential to play an important role in achieving the ability to print electronic devices due to the necessity of providing a power source. Expanding our IP portfolio in this area is an important step in keeping with Graphene 3D’s primary goal of creating an ecosystem for 3D printing functional devices with advanced materials.”
Stolyarov expanded: “A 3D printed battery can be incorporated into a 3D printed object during the building process. In addition, 3D printed batteries have several advantages over traditional batteries. Their shape, size and specifications can be freely adjusted to fit the particular design of the device. Our batteries are based on graphene and can potentially outperform conventional batteries. Graphene 3D plans to perform live demonstrations of our 3D printed batteries.”
The innovative company is specualted to be close to commercialising graphene-enhanced filaments that are compatible with current FDM / FFF 3D printers. The company is currently virtually unique: 3D printing giant Stratasys (SSYS) and Novato, CA based Graphene Technologies reached a research and development agreement last month as part of a new partnership to develop graphene materials for 3D printing.