The global manufacturer, a NineSigma client, has an interest in amorphous and nano-crystalline materials as stator materials to achieve high efficient motors.
Due to being thin and rigid, these materials take longer to be processed, compared to the electrical steel which is widely used as a stator core material. Especially, using a nano-crystalline material requires heating treatment to improve its magnetic properties, which will result in embrittled material.
The client itself has sought technologies that may help to solve this issue, but has not discovered any promising technologies so far. Believing that potentially promising solution provider would exist somewhere in the world, the client has issued this open request throughout the world.
In addition to such material development, technologies even in concept-level are welcome to improve processing efficiency of amorphous or nano-crystalline materials that are difficult to be treated due to being thin and rigid.