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A 3D printed li-ion battery

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I am concerned about writing anything related to Lithium. So I did research about it. I found out some favorable research about Lithium.
Please do the judgment for our reader’s.
According to Battery University, “Because of the inherent instability of lithium metal, research shifted to a non-metallic lithium battery using lithium ions. Although slightly lower in energy density, the lithium-ion system is safe, providing certain precautions are met when charging and discharging. Today, lithium-ion is one of the most successful and safe battery chemistries available. Two billion cells are produced every year”.

At the same time, according to Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University,” they also found that the electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries (also known as Li-ion batteries) could be replaced with halogen-free electrolytes that are both nontoxic and environmentally friendly”.

According to Engadget,” A 3D printed li-ion battery is one of the challenges in creating smaller and smaller devices these days, such as wearables and phones, is that the batteries can take up a lot of room. Cases are often designed around standard battery sizes, and it often creates wasted space. Now, new research published in ACS Applied Energy Materials shows that it’s possible to 3D-print lithium-ion batteries into whatever shape you need”.

 

 

https://news.vcu.edu/article/Liion_batteries_contain_toxic_halogens_but_environmentally_friendly

https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/archive/lithium_ion_safety_concerns

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Super Bowl 50: Whiteclouds Providing 3D-printed brace for Panthers’ Linebacker Thomas Davis

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Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis injured his arm before the Super Bowl 50 game.  He had surgery to put metal plate and screws in his arm.  He said “I’ve got two weeks to heal up.  Come on, you know me. I ain’t missing the Super Bowl, you know that.”  However, he may get some help from a 3D printing company Whiteclouds.

Whiteclouds, a 3D printing company obtained a 3D scan of his arm and 3D printed arm brace for him.  The arm brace is made from a blend of plastic and rubber.  The arm brace was 3D printed in 30 hours using Stratasys Connex machines.  Whiteclouds is based in Ogden, Utah.

 

https://www.whiteclouds.com/

 

http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/04/panthers-thomas-davis-3d-printed-brace-super-bowl/