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Building and Testing a 3D Printed Brushless Motor (until it explodes!)

YouTuber Christoph Laimer has built this very powerful, 3D-printed brushless DC electric motor. It has 600 Watts, and performs with more than 80% efficiency.

The main components, such as the rotor and stator can be printed with a common FDM-printer. All magnets, copper wire, and ball-bearings used are ordinary components.

The magnets of the rotor are arranged as Halbach Array and the motor runs with a standard ESC widely used in different RC-applications (plane, drone, car etc).

Overview 

Building Instructions 

Assembly Animation 

Update, Tuning and Testing

Useful Links 

Step-by-Step Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/600-Watt-3d-printed-Halbach-Array-Brushless-DC-Ele/ 
3D-Files: https://www.makesea.com/makesea/1gt
Measurements: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_lTMVnODM_XTGtVVHNzaFBKem8/

Testing the original design (to explosion) 

Christoph's original 3D printed brushless motor design can be found at http://www.makesea.com/brushless-motor.

In the below video he tested the maximum rotation speed, with the eventual destruction of the motor intended, to discover the safe operating range.

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15 Jan 2019, 16:14