Additive Manufacturing of Prototype Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Electrical Machine
Conference article in proceedings
Proceedings of 2021 28th International Workshop on Electric Drives
AbstractThe fast-evolving additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are considered vital for the next industrial revolution as it is capable for cost-effective production of highly customizable complex components. Its freeform design and fabrication flexibility also suggest the production of embedded electromechanical components or even electrical machines with enhanced performance. Presently, due to the maturity of single-material additive manufacturing methods, prototyping of 3D printed electrical machines has taken the path of printing and assembling of individual highperformance machine components. This paper describes the design, the printing, the post-processing, the assembly and the controller of a printed prototype 4/6 axial flux switched reluctance electrical machine. The machine components were fabricated with selective laser melting system from 3 % silicon steel in a total print time of 57 hours. Commercially available bearings and conventional copper windings were added as part of the assembly.
Funding Information: This research work has been supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (Project PSG137). Publisher Copyright: © 2021 IEEE. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
electric machines, manufacturing processes, three-dimensional printing
Tiismus , H , Kallaste , A , Vaimann , T , Rassõlkin , A & Belahcen , A 2021 , Additive Manufacturing of Prototype Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Electrical Machine . in Proceedings of 2021 28th International Workshop on Electric Drives : Improving Reliability of Electric Drives, IWED 2021 . , 9376337 , IEEE , International Workshop on Electric Drives , Virtual, Online , 27/01/2021 . https://doi.org/10.1109/IWED52055.2021.9376337