|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Magnetic Materials for Energy and Power Conversion Applications
||The Advantages Offered by the Additive Manufacturing Approach in the Production of Soft Magnetic Silicon Steel Parts: from the Fabrication to the Magnetic and Mechanical Characterisation of the Printed Material
||Michele Garibaldi, Ian Ashcroft, Marco Simonelli, Leonidas Gargalis , Richard Hague
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In the present study we show that Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-based Additive Manufacturing technology, can offer an alternative route to produce functional silicon steel components for electromechanical applications.
This can be achieved thanks to a combination of innovative designs based on topology optimisation (only enabled by the additive approach to manufacturing) and good soft magnetic/mechanical properties.
We propose an applicative example where the rotor core of an existing synchronous electrical machine has been redesigned and characterised.
The promising resuls open up to the possibility of development of electrical machines of improved torque density. This property could prove particularly attractive for applications where weight saving is important, i.e., in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume