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Tailored prosthetics create optimal conditions for movement.

When it comes to the body of electric cars, design depends on established battery sizes and desired performance.

In order to create more flexibility, a US startup has developed a manufacturing process, whereby solid-state batteries are 3D printed.

Different sorts of powder made from glass, ceramics or metal can be combined in any way in the same layer.

This increases the freedom for designers. Specified forms can be printed at scale and production waste is recycled on site for future use.

The process is suitable for multiple battery types – whether in cars, aeroplanes, or portable devices.

In France, meanwhile, a cell by cell exchange in e-Bike batteries makes for a solid lifespan.

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