Additive Manufacturing for Electrical Machines

Additive Manufacturing for Electrical Machines (AM4EM) is a joint, ambitious research project by Ghent University, KU Leuven, and VITO, on the application of 3D-printing (Additive Manufacturing) to improve the performance of Electrical Machines


The project aims at integrating additively manufactured (AM) parts in the electromagnetic path of a machine: windings or elements of the stator/rotor core. To do so, there is a need for AM processes that are able to print multi-materials (MM). 

It involves combining the following materials in complex geometries: electrically conductive materials for guiding the current, magnetically conductive materials for guiding the magnetic flux and electrically isolating materials.