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DESIGN IDEAS 3D PRINTED MOTOR SET TO BREAK


Motor manufacturer co- operates with additive manufacturing experts to create high power density electric motor


Electrification company, Equipmake has teamed up with additive manufacturing organisation HiETA to develop a next- generation motor under Innovate UK grant funding. The aim of the project was to look at


ways to produce an extremely lightweight, efficient but low-cost electric motor with a peak power density of more than 20kW/kg. This is more than four times the power


density of a conventional electric motor. Code named AMPERE, the key to its


performance is a combination of advanced motor design with additive manufacturing, allowing its metal structure to be 3D printed, rather than milled from a solid billet. This brings many advantages. First, metal


is only put where it is needed. Second, thermally efficient thin walls and optimised fine surface details can be combined directly with the motor’s structure, replacing multi-part assemblies with a single, complex architecture that has exceptional cooling ability, is lightweight, has low inertia and allows for greatly increased rotational speed. The project participants are targeting peak power of 220kW at 30,000rpm and a


weight of less than 10kg. By comparison, even the best standard permanent magnet motors in use today would struggle to muster 5kW/kg. Commenting on the move to additive


manufacturing, Equipmake’s managing director, Ian Foley, believes this is the key to unlocking the next level of change in motor design and that this project has the potential to totally change the concept of what an electric motor can offer. “With such a huge amount of


performance in such a small package at as low a cost as possible, this motor is set to further revolutionise e-mobility, whether that’s in automotive or aerospace,” he says. According to Andy Jones, innovation


programme manager at HiETA, AMPERE provides the opportunity to apply both


CAMERA EQUIPPED DRONE INSPECTS OVERHEAD


US energy distribution company uses unmanned aerial vehicles combined with artificial intelligence to make sense of the power grid


10 /// Testing & Test Houses /// April 2020


A group of technology and energy companies in the USA are collaborating to use AI-based collaborative intelligence to dramatically improve inspection processes for over 3,000 miles of electric power transmission lines in mid-Western states. The goal is to improve asset information, reduce operational costs, decrease failure rates and extend asset life. The collaborative intelligence approach enables the energy company to use


AI-based analytics to analyse imagery data of transmission assets collected by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to prioritise transmission line operations, identify defects and update asset information. Images captured from the camera-


equipped drones are fed into the AI-based analytics engine, which is programmed with rules established from the expertise provided by the energy company to


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