Fuel cells continue to inch forward. Angstrom Power Inc. integrated its hydrogen-based EverOn technology into an unaltered Motorola Motoslvr L7 phone, proving its role in products used almost constantly. EverOn offers as much as twice the run-time of batteries in side-by-side tests and offers recharge times of only 10 min. During the six-month proof of concept, the battery replacement was recharged with the Canadian company’s Micro Hydrogen system, which uses micro-fluidics to move the molecules from a refillable hydrogen storage tank into the fuel cell architecture. Motorola Mobile Devices is helping Angstrom advance the technology.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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