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New Generation of Electrical Machines Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

Objective

The goal of our project is to establish a consortium of renowned universities and industry partners in the field of electrical machines and additive manufacturing (AM) for a comprehensive study and solid development of new generation of electrical machines for key applications. In detail we will integrate different necessary steps for realizing our goal into an industry-doctoral network. These include multi-material (soft magnetic and non-magnetic materials) rotor, 3D-structured AM conductors, multi-material (soft magnetic and permanent magnet material) and multi-physical study of additive manufactured EMs. the objectives of our projects are: a) conceiving new concepts of electrical machines that benefit from the 3D geometrical freedom of AM, b) studying the potential and laying the foundations of multi-material additive manufacturing to enhance the EM performance, concretely increasing the power density, increasing the torque density, reducing the copper losses, reducing the iron losses, reducing the harmonic effects, c) establishing a network for educating qualified engineers with deep knowledge on both additive manufacturing processes and electrical machines to accelerate the industrial application of this technology, d) establishing a founded knowledge-based group of experts from academic and industry to represent a solid European innovation and to maintain the pioneering role of the EU in this field, e) reaching the necessary breaking-through technology in electrical machines to accelerate the technological development in related applications, f) reducing the stringent material requirements, particularly focusing on rare-earth magnets, in the light of raw materials shortages. We want to use AM to solve the current technological obstacles regarding electrical machines to accelerate the developing of electrical drives in areas such as automotive and aviation with direct impact on CO2 reduction.

Coordinator

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Germany

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 262 620,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
USTAV TERMOMECHANIKY AKADEMIE VED CR
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 237 038,40
Address
Dolejskova 1402 5
182 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
No data
CARDAM SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 237 038,40
Address
Prazska 636
252 41 Dolni Brezany

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data
DANA BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 262 620,00
Address
Ten Briele 3
8200 Brugge

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Brugge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data
ADDITIVE DRIVES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Etha-richter-str. 08
01309 Dresden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data