Electrification company Equipmake partnered with additive manufacturer HiETA to develop what the partnership is calling the world’s most dense permanent magnet electric motor.

The partnership, named AMPERE, is arranged to produce a lightweight, efficient motor with peak power density of more than 20 kW per kg, more than four times as power dense as a conventional electric motor.

AMPERE is expected to have a peak power of 220 kW at 30,000 rpm and a weight of less than 10 kg.

The first AMPERE prototypes will be operational in a year, the partnership reported.