Photocentric’s focus of research activity is the application of our novel visible light photopolymers used in collaboration with our patented LCD based 3D printers, in the creation of 3D printed batteries.
Our goal is to manufacture ourselves, or to enable others to make, innovative products for applications that deliver scale, function and cost effectiveness and where the benefits of 3D printing are transformative.
Research and Development Facility
Investing in the future
We are building a state-of-the-art R&D facility where we will take the next steps to develop alternative energy sources, by continuing our ground-breaking 3D battery technology research.
Vision of 3D Printed Batteries
Solving A Global Problem
Photocentric is now focussing their research team on the issue of improving energy storage
– one of the most important issues to face the Earth today.
We have an open policy towards research with any organization that widens the technology for all participants. Research with Universities is critical to the development of the science surrounding both UV and visible light polymerization from LCD screens in 3D printing. We are currently in partnership with over 20 universities and we welcome discussing any research projects.
Faraday Challenge: 3D Printing of Solid State Batteries with Controlled Geometry
Collaborative project between Photocentric (lead), the Centre For Process Innovation Limited and Johnson Matthey to fabricate solid state battery parts, as well as an entire cell using visible light and LCD screens.
Silicon 3D Carbide project
The project is led by Photocentric, with MTC as a technical partner, Kanthal as an industrial user and the Cast Metal Federation and Glass Futures as organisations who will enable its transfer through their members.
A collaborative partnership with TWI, Addionics and The University of Leicester to manufacture 3D printed batteries in a novel multi-material process.
This is a collaborative European project led by IIT (with HUJI, UniGe and us as partners) on the development of artificial soft robotics. The aim is to develop a soft robot actuator that mimics the elephant trunk (Proboscis) and its function.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 863212
We have a number of granted patents covering our methods of 3D printing using LCD screens and many more pending. For more information click here.