Posts Tagged: Electric Motors

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 »

Yamaha develops an electric motor prototype for EVs

Yamaha Motor has begun accepting orders for a high-performance electric motor prototype capable of producing high power density for EVs. The company says the compact unit generates up to 200 kW thanks to a high-efficiency segment conductor and advanced casting and processing technologies. Yamaha says the goal of the project is to deepen its knowledge… Read more »

BMW i Ventures invests in Software Motor Company developing switched reluctance technology

BMW i Ventures will invest in Software Motor Company (SMC), a Silicon Valley-based company with experience with HVAC retrofit motors. SMC will use the funding to expand its product line and bring to market its full-stack Building Operating System (BOS) platform, designed to optimize energy and maintenance through intelligent automation. SMC says it has developed… Read more »