Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D-printing, is a rather novel production technique, especially for functional materials, enabling new opportunities to develop new materials for new applications. In 3DREMAG the aim is to develop 3D-printable magnetic materials for electrical machines.
The geometrical freedom of AM enables totally new features, shapes and designs to be manufactured.
In AM, material is added where it is needed, contrary to removal of material from a solid block to reach the final shape. This layer-by-layer addition of material makes it highly resource efficient production method, especially for complex shapes and customized applications. Therefore, the use of critical raw materials is minimized.
Lattice structures realized by additive manufacting (LPBF)
Valve block and rotor realized by additive manufacting (LPBF)
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