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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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E-Bikes Go Mainstream

General Motors makes a splash, and wants you to name it In EV news, another sign that big auto giants are investing in electrics. General Motors introduced two new electric bikes November 2, slated for release in early 2019, along with a democratic surprise. Emblematic that major car companies are serious about investing in electric […]

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AM-to-PM-Wire

AML claims breakthrough in magnetics would enable hyper-efficient motors Superconductivity. It’s been heralded and heckled, billed as the next big thing but yet to break through. Well, now that the AM is through, it’s high noon for superconductors. With PM-Wire, Palo Alto-based magnetics company AML thinks it has discovered how to convey the technology to […]

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Air Taxis. Yep.

Midtown to JFK: Six minutes, 36 dollars A startup named Lilium said at an aircraft maintenance and repair conference last week that it believes its services are nearly employable. Frank Stephenson, Lilium‘s founder and a former Ferrari designer and engineer, claims the company’s small electric planes are functional and basically ready to hit the market. […]

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Duracell Entering Storage

Campaign with Social Energy will launch in UK first International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company: Social Energy. The company, which is owned by Project Solar UK and based in Staffordshire, uses cloud-based AI and software platforms to allow […]

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Roll Out the Mountain Tarp

Multi-use company offers novel electric motor applications Looking for new applications for electric motors? Possibly, new markets to appeal to, in terms of repair or distribution? Consider flip tarp systems, which are often powered by smaller electric motors ranging from 1.1 hp up to 250. Flip tarps are used in the paving and construction industries, […]

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FABTECH 2018

Metal & fabrication titans descend on Hotlanta, November 6-8 Welders, metalforming specialists, fabricators, and finishers will converge in a city famous for hustle, bustle and hard work next month, as FABTECH 2018 comes to Atlanta, Ga. The event will run November 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Speakers and events for all […]

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Reaching the Summit

Student manufacturing summit breaks attendance record at IMTS ’18 The Smartforce Student Summit at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago Sept. 10-16, attracted a record number of attendees, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology. “The growth that we’ve seen in registrations at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 is a […]

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American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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Hard Drivers

Researchers use magnets from used computer hard drive to power axial gap motor Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. In a first-ever demonstration of its kind, the permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an […]

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