e-Power

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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Axalta Wins Innovation Award for ECO Wire Enamel 

Axalta Coating Systems has been lauded with a top innovation award for its Voltatex 7345 A ECO wire enamel that boosts the efficiency of electric motors, powertrains and energy storage systems in a sustainable manner. The 2024 BIG Innovation Award was presented by the Business Intelligence Group, it was one of two won by Axalta, the second for its Raptor flameproof coating.  […]

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Swedish Automaker Polestar Designs New PM Motors for Its High-Performance EVs, Plans Magnet Recycling with Cyclic Materials 

Featuring powerful new motors of a permanent magnet synchronous design, Swedish automaker Polestar is rapidly expanding its production of electric vehicle models with high power output and speedy performance. Begun as an auto racing engineering enterprise, the company’s approach is to focus on exceptional design for high performance while conducting manufacturing through the facilities of others and focusing on overall sustainability — including use of recycled magnets. […]

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Collins Aerospace Pushes e-Aviation Technology to New Heights with Family of Powerful PM Motors & Generators 

Powered by its breakthrough 1MW permanent-magnet motor, bolstered by a new lab for advanced electric systems and developing a 1MW generator for the military, Collins Aerospace is lifting electric propulsion and electrified power for aviation to new heights. Engineers at the company are developing a family of motors and integrated power systems for broad application in future hybrid and fully electric aircraft as they participate in a range of R&D projects spanning North America and Europe.  […]

Fuel Cell / Hydrogen

TECO Progresses on Fuel Cell Development for Maritime & Heavy-Duty Use; New AVL Test Center in Austria Part of the Process 

TECO 2030 of Norway says that its FCM400, now in testing at AVL’s new hydrogen and fuel cell testing facility in Austria, is the world’s most compact and efficient inherently safe marine fuel cell system. Its built-in gas safety features and power capabilities make it an ideal choice for seamless integration on board a ship to enable zero-emission generation, says the company as it continues to build market penetration for its products. […]

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Military Drone Deploys Hefty Payload at NATO Exercise 

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics recently demonstrated the capabilities of their electric-power heavy-lift drone during a large NATO exercise in Portugal to integrate the latest maritime technologies across allied forces. Powered by multiple permanent-magnet electric-motor propulsion systems, the T-600 uncrewed air system (UAS) is a demonstrator aircraft that is capable of vertical take-off and landing, can carry a payload of 200kg and can travel at up to 140km/h.  […]

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.  […]