The use of copper for the conductor bars and end rings of induction motors in place of aluminum results in attractive improvements in motor energy efficiency. Until recently, die cast motor rotors were universally produced using aluminum because rotor fabrication by aluminum pressure die-casting was an established practice, and copper pressure die-casting was unproven. This section identifies and demonstrates design methods, manufacturing process parameters, and durable mold materials that have enabled economical production of die-cast copper motor rotors.
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The Copper Motor Rotor Production Process
A detailed and technical review of the copper motor roter production process, from design to manufacture. Browse
Progress Reports 2001-2007
Periodic updates issued on progress, news and developments in the copper motor rotor program by CDA.
Technology Transfer Report
Introducing copper into the rotor should allow your company to cost effectively reach the next frontier in motor development. The higher conductivity of copper enables you to envision a range of design options.