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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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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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EV Power & Propulsion Systems Deliver Maximum Electrification Properties With Components Containing Magnetic Metals’ Tape Wound Toroidal & Cut Cores 

Magnetic Metals’ tape wound toroidal & cut cores deliver the essential magnetic properties and efficiencies required for:  Transformers that power EV Charging Stations,  Transformers that control & monitor AC induction & DC motor performance  Power […]

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Nidec Expands with Broadened Products from Acquisitions & New Motor Plants in India, Serbia 

Motor manufacturer Nidec has made significant expansions to its capabilities recently through two corporate acquisitions plus adding new manufacturing plants in India and Serbia. All involve various degrees of magnetic technology and add new dimensions to Nidec’s market presence. It has:

acquired Houma Armature, a motor and generator service company in the USA;

acquired Midori Precisions, a producer of potentiometers and encoders in Japan;

opened two new factories in Serbia to meet growing demand for automotive motors and inverters in Europe while establishing a center for a cluster of future manufacturing operations;

added a new manufacturing plant in India for producing e-bike motors.

In December, it held an opening ceremony for the new, second building of its existing factory in Neemrana, India where it will now manufacture drive motors for electric bikes with an output of 30kW or less. The existing factory produces automotive, appliance, commercial, and industrial motors. Global sales of electric two-wheel vehicles are expected to grow from 2.6 million units in 2020 to 13 million units in 2030. Nidec plans to tap into the demand by manufacturing 90,000 e-bike motors per month at the factory. […]