Application of Magnetic Metal 3-D Printing on the Integration of Axial-Flow Impeller Fan Motor Design

Sheng Tse Wu, Po Wei Huang, Tsung Wei Chang, I. Hua Jiang, Mi Ching Tsai

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Abstract

This article aims to implement a fan motor design with an airfoil-shaped rotor via the newly developed 3-D printing method. This integrated design is originated from a flux-switching permanent magnet motor, in which the motor rotor can directly produce airflow without any external impellers. Such a design and manufacturing process can effectively enhance the robustness of the fan motor structure and increase its power density. This article adopts 3-D finite element analysis for electromagnetic and fluid field simulation. Moreover, a new metal 3-D printing method with a low core loss feature during high frequency operation is applied. Finally, the experimental results with a prototype are presented to verify the designed performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9163169
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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