01 March 2022 - German only
If electric motors are to become more efficient and environmentally friendly, attention is usually focused on the battery. But losses can also be reduced in the electric motor, thus increasing the efficiency of the drive. This can be achieved by reducing iron losses. In the AM2SoftMag project (Additive Manufacturing of Amorphous Metals for Soft Magnetics), an international research team led by Saarland University, together with partners from science and industry, is now planning to research a motor in which the magnetic field conducting components are 3D printed from metallic glass.