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Nanocrystalline Core Key to e-Aviation Motor from Kite Magnetics of Australia  

Combining novel nanocrystalline magnetic materials with advanced manufacturing methods, research spinout Kite Magnetics of Australia is developing electric motors and propulsion systems for electric aircraft designed to enable them to fly further, carry more and emit less. In quick succession after its spinout from Monash University in 2022, Kite has secured $1.85 million in venture funding to support its developments and formed an alliance with H3 Dynamics of France to collaborate on developing hydrogen-electric propulsion systems for aircraft.  […]

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SAE Sets Standard for Wireless EV Charging, Big Wins for Mahle and Electreon 

Now with a standard methodology set by SAE International for wireless inductive charging of electric vehicles, the technology is positioned to accelerate toward mainstream adoption – creating big wins for Mahle and Electreon who collaborated on the system chosen. The move also underscores further proliferation of magnetic technology in future automotive systems. Until now, formalizing universal standards for interoperable, safe, automated wireless charging has been seen as a major barrier on the path to scalable wireless EV charging deployments.  […]

Electromagnetics

ZF Makes Magnet-Free Electric Motor Uniquely Compact and Competitive

ZF has developed an electric motor which does not require magnets. In contrast to the magnet-free concepts of so-called separately excited synchronous motors (SESM) already available today, ZF’s I2SM (In-Rotor Inductive-Excited Synchronous Motor) transmits the energy for the magnetic field via an inductive exciter inside the rotor shaft. This makes the motor uniquely compact with maximum power and torque density. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Elantas Acquires Von Roll to Emerge as Giant Provider of Electrical Insulation & Encapsulants for e-Mobility and Electrification Manufacturing 

With its acquisition of Von Roll, chemicals giant Altana’s encapsulation and insulation subsidiary Elantas emerges as a more powerful than ever supplier to the e-mobility and electrification manufacturing market. In late September, Elantas GmbH, a subsidiary of the specialty chemicals group Altana AG, finalized the purchase of a majority stake in Von Roll Holding AG that amounts to almost 89% of the company.  […]

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Hyundai Mobis Boosts Electrification & Hydrogen Platforms 

Hyundai Mobis is going all out to demonstrate its electrification-centric vision for the automobile industry, seeking to grow dramatically as a leading innovator and manufacturer of powertrain and other systems for electric vehicles, along with hydrogen and fuel cell initiatives that broaden its reach into other markets as well. The efforts include a breakthrough in-wheel motor system and expanding its capabilities in fuel cell and hydrogen solutions. […]

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Lilium Raises $292 Million for Breakthrough eVTOL Jet Powered by Innovative Electric Motors 

Lilium NV, developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, announced that it has successfully arranged a capital raise for a total amount of $192 million, bringing its total raise for the year to nearly $300 million. Innovative electric motors power the craft, and Swedish bearing manufacturer SKF is one of the German aircraft company’s key suppliers.  […]