Materials scientist Dr Inge Lindemann at Fraunhofer has been researching how to use powder technologies.
Materials scientist Dr Inge Lindemann at Fraunhofer has been researching how to use powder technologies.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) says that it has formed a new working group to research soft magnetic materials for renewable energy and electromobility applications.

According to the institute, by improving soft magnetic materials, energy losses in electromagnetic components during transformation and transmission can be significantly reduced at a lower cost.

Materials scientist Dr Inge Lindemann at Fraunhofer has been researching how to use powder technologies to benefit from a wider variety of possible materials, including material combinations, and lower material losses, since parts can be produced close to the final contour. At the same time, more complex geometries become possible and additional functions can be integrated, Fraunhofer said.

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