A thin-film electrode and separator printed by using an inkjet technology. They can be formed into various shapes including a circle and triangle (right). Conventional battery manufacturing methods require a process of applying electrode materials to the base material and sandwiching a separator between the positive and negative electrodes (left). (source: Nikkei xTech)
A thin-film electrode and separator printed by using an inkjet technology. They can be formed into various shapes including a circle and triangle (right). Conventional battery manufacturing methods require a process of applying electrode materials to the base material and sandwiching a separator between the positive and negative electrodes (left). (source: Nikkei xTech)

Ricoh Develops Inkjet Technology to Print Electrodes, Separators of Rechargeable Batteries (1)