How to Choose the Material For Creating Your Stack Prototype

Effective prototype motor laminations depend on selecting a material based on the motor’s exact performance characteristics. Heat, corrosion, magnetic fields, and external operating conditions are just some of the considerations bearing a significant impact on lamination materials. Cost and lead time also affect the production feasibility of certain metals. Nickel, cobalt, and silicon steel are…

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Journeyman Apprenticeship Completions

The United States Department of Labor Machine One course from Camden County College focuses on CNC, manual, mill, and lathe machining. It involves 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and online academic Related Technical Training (RTI). After completing the RTI, apprentices receive a 13-credit Academic Certificate in Precision Machining Technology (PMT). Thomson Lamination Company, Inc. (TLC®)…

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Exploring the Diverse Industries That TLC Supports

John B. Thomson founded Thomson Lamination Company, Inc. (TLC®) in 1964 to fill the need for high-end, tight-tolerance stamped electrical components in niche or specialty markets. Today, our product line includes motor laminations and related products with mission-critical applications in the rotating components of a broad spectrum of industries. They go through a high-temperature annealing…

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How to Get Started With Precision Metal Stamping For Your Application

  Precision metal stamping encompasses several manufacturing techniques that transform raw materials into precise, custom components. The metal stamping process is highly versatile and can be used to create parts that adhere to extremely tight-tolerances. Industries ranging from aerospace to medical, automotive, and many others rely on precision metal stamping services from Thomson Lamination Company.…

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What Are Stator Core Laminations?

What Are Stator Core Laminations? In electric motors, the cores of rotors and stators consist of motor laminations. A motor lamination is a thin sheet of metal usually bonded, welded, or stacked together to form several durable layers. They reduce eddy current losses because they use multiple individual metal pieces instead of one solid metal…

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What is the Difference Between Tempering and Annealing?

Tempering and annealing processes both apply heat to metal to modify its composition without altering its shape. Heat treating metal can make it more ductile, easier to work with, less brittle, and overall, more reliable for manufacturing and specialized applications. The key difference between the two heat treatments comes down to the cooling method.  Tempering…

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What Are Lamination Stacks?

When converting electrical energy to mechanical energy, eddy current loss is common. Too much eddy current loss can result in core power loss.  Lamination stacks will suppress eddy current losses and regulate energy. Read on to learn more about lamination stacks and the benefits they offer. What Are Lamination Stacks and How Are They Made?…

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Synchronous Motor vs. Induction Motor

Synchronous Motor vs. Induction Motor Electric motors are pieces of equipment used for converting electricity into mechanical energy. They use electromagnetism to operate, which facilitates the interaction between an electric current and the magnetic field of the motor. This interaction generates torque in a wire winding that causes the motor shaft to spin. Electric motors are…

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Brushless vs Brushed Electrical DC Motors

Brushless vs Brushed Electrical DC Motors Electric motors convert electricity into mechanical energy. Most electric motors operate through an interaction between the motor’s magnetic field and winding alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). Electric motors are used in a wide variety of applications, from fans and power tools to appliances and electric vehicles. DC…

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