Materials/Manufacturing

GKN Powder Metallurgy Gets New CEO & Builds Its Magnet Business Signing Schaeffler as Key Customer in Automotive Electrification 

Dowlais Group Plc, the recently established parent company of GKN Powder Metallurgy, has appointed Jean-Marc Durbuis as the new chief executive officer of GKN Powder Metallurgy.  He joined the company in March from Allnex, a supplier of resins and additives to the coating and inks industry where he was executive vice president of one of its global divisions with revenues of over €1 billion. Already a leading supplier of powder metal materials and sintered metal components, GKN PM lately has been expanding aggressively into magnet manufacturing to broaden its portfolio for the electric vehicle market. […]

e-Power Technology

Candela’s e-Power Hydrofoil Shuttle Takes to the Waterways of Sweden 

Powered by two specially designed permanent-magnet motors and drive that operate underwater, a new commercial e-hydrofoil will soon be taking to the waters offshore Stockholm to ferry 30 people at a time at record-breaking speed and tranquility. A recent maiden voyage, aptly called a flight, saw the craft hitting its airborne take-off speed of 16 knots and quickly reaching its designed top speed of 30 knots within 16 seconds. […]

Electromagnetics

Tech Tips: RECOM Explains How Planar Transformers Benefit DC/DC Converter Design 

Transformers can be a thorn in the side of designers of DC/DC converters. They are bulky, expensive and can be hard to manufacture. Find out how planar transformers can boost quality and lower the cost of low-wattage DC/DC converter designs in a helpful presentation from RECOM, a specialist in the development and manufacture of standard and custom DC/DC and AC/DC converters located in Austria. A few highlights are given here, the complete presentation is available on the company’s website. […]