AMPERE - Additive Manufacturing for Power-dense Electric motor Enhancements

Lead Participant: Hieta Technologies Ltd


This project aims to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to address the key issues with current electric motor design to deliver step changes in power density. The consortium will build upon the existing class-leading motor architectures from Equipmake and utilise targeted cooling of rotor and stator components along with AM of magnets with conformal cooling channels to boost continuous power rating figures of highly power dense (>20kW/kg) electric motors. HiETA bring their expertise in thermal management and additive manufacturing, with Altair developing their multi-disciplinary optimisation workflows. The consortium will develop and run a prototype system on the Ariel Hipercar to validate the R&D work carried out.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Hieta Technologies Ltd, WOKINGHAM £582,986 £ 408,090


Ariel Ltd, Crewkerne £214,539 £ 150,177
Altair Engineering Limited, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA £335,932 £ 167,966
Equipmake Limited, NORWICH, United Kingdom £864,964 £ 605,475


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