Accession Number : AD1066892


Title :   3D Printed Motor In-House Seedling Effort: Experiential Training for Building and Experimentally Testing a Motor Using 3D Printed Elements


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,04 Feb 2017,04 Feb 2019


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Yost,Kevin J ; Stelmack,Maxwell


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1066892.pdf


Report Date : 04 Feb 2019


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) are rapidly growing technical areas. More affordable options and capability advancements increase the attraction for exploring innovative methods. The potential performance and cost saving benefits indicate AM is a prospective disruptive technology over traditional manufacturing methods. However, there are significant challenges that exist within the breadth of methods and material options. Simple, low cost, and quick projects, i.e. a technical sprint, develop relevant experience prior to investing into higher cost and vital projects. This report covers results and lessons learned from an eight week technical sprint effort. The effort explored various technical areas and challenges needed in order to more proficiently explore AM for electric machines such as motors and generators.


Descriptors :   additive manufacturing , algorithms , ELECTRICAL MICROGRIDS , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , power quality , MOTORS , ROTORS , PERMANENT MAGNETS , Stators , Finite Element Analysis , test and evaluation , equations , lessons learned , training , students


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE