Posts Tagged: Electric Motors

Linear Labs to build new electric motor plant in Texas

The city of Fort Worth and electric motor company Linear Labs have signed a $68.9-million economic incentive package. Linear Labs plans to secure a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to support thousands of new, skilled jobs over the next 10 years. The research and production center will create electric motors for EVs, robotics, HVAC and last-mile micromobility,… Read more »

Lordstown announces exclusive licensing agreement with Elaphe for in-wheel hub motors

Lordstown Motors has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies. Elaphe will develop the in-wheel motor that will be used in Lordstown’s upcoming Endurance pickup truck—the motors will be built by Lordstown employees at the company’s Ohio headquarters. Initial setup of the 20,000-square-foot production line has already begun. Lordstown will begin using the… Read more »

Specialized motor materials and constructions

When demand drives innovation, the state of the art can progress quite rapidly, but if the demand is not there yet, the end result is often the proverbial “solution in search of a problem.” One of the most prominent examples of this is the lithium-ion battery, which was developed in the 1970s, but didn’t really… Read more »

New Munro report compares 10 leading EV motors

Munro & Associates analyzed and compared 10 leading EV motors to develop a comprehensive side-by-side comparison in its latest report. Designed to help automakers and suppliers to effectively expand and compete in new EV markets, the 437-page report features detailed analyses and comparisons of the motors used in the Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Chevrolet… Read more »

DOE to provide $18 million for research on rare earth materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $18 million for basic research to ensure the continued availability of rare earth elements. Neodymium, praseodymium, lanthanum and other rare earth materials are widely used in a variety of technological applications, including EV motors and wind turbines. The research will seek breakthroughs that increase the… Read more »

USA Rare Earth acquires permanent magnet manufacturing capability

USA Rare Earth has purchased the neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet manufacturing equipment formerly owned and operated in North Carolina by Hitachi Metals America. Demand for rare earth magnets is being driven by plug-in vehicles (electric motors and batteries), wind generators (direct drive generators), medical devices (personal vital sign monitors and medical imaging machines)… Read more »

New research: Using ionic liquids to recycle neodymium magnets

Researchers have demonstrated the use of ionic liquids for recycling bonded neodymium (NdFeB) permanent magnets—-the type often used in EV motors. Their work, which could ease the strain on rare earth materials, is published in the open-access journal Green Chemistry.  “Ionic liquids (ILs) are known to be excellent green solvents for many types of synthetic… Read more »

Comau unveils laser laboratories to make EV batteries and motors

Comau has introduced new laser laboratories to support companies as they develop, implement and optimize the laser processes involved in constructing and assembling e-motors and batteries. With two labs in Grugliasco (Turin)—one specialized in batteries and the other dedicated to e-motors—plus additional labs in Shanghai and Detroit, Comau now offers a range of laser processes… Read more »

MDL releases v13 of its Motor-CAD design software

Motor Design Limited (MDL) has released version 13 of its Motor-CAD software, a design tool for fast multiphysics simulation. Motor-CAD enables engineers to evaluate motor topologies and concepts across the full torque-speed operating range, to produce designs that are optimized for performance, efficiency, and size.  There are more than 25 new or enhanced features in… Read more »

Equipmake joins forces with HiETA to create power-dense electric motor

Electric powertrain manufacturer Equipmake has teamed up with additive manufacturing company HiETA Technologies to develop a next-generation motor, codenamed AMPERE. The project is the group’s attempt to produce a lightweight, efficient, low-cost electric motor with peak power density of more than 20 kW per kg. AMPERE is made using additive manufacturing, which allows its metal… Read more »