Scientists use 3D printer to create tiny microbatteries


Paving the way for high-powered flying robot insects and mini medical implants…

Anna Sanders
Daily Mail
June 21, 2013

The revolutionary technology behind 3D-printed car parts, food and guns can also be used to print batteries smaller than a grain of sand.

Scientists have used a 3D printer to make lithium-ion microbatteries that can fit into tiny devices that had previously stumped engineers looking to power them for longer periods.

The batteries were constructed from interlaced stacks of tiny battery electrodes, which conduct electricity, that are each smaller than the width of a single human hair.

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