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New Generation of Electrical Machines Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

Project description

Exploring the additive manufacturing possibilities for electrical machines

A new generation of electrical machines (EMs) and additive manufacturing (AM) is just around the corner. The successful integration of AM for building magnetic components of EM is the goal of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project EMByAM project. Specifically, the project will explore multi-material (soft magnetic and non-magnetic material) rotors, 3D-structured AM conductors, multi-material (soft magnetic and permanent magnet material) and the multi-physical study of additive manufactured EMs. Its overall goal is to use AM to solve the current technological obstacles faced by electrical machines to accelerate the development of electrical drives in areas such as the automotive industry and aviation, with a direct impact on CO2 reduction.

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
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