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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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How to Choose Material for Lamination Stack Prototyping

Motor laminations, or lam stacks, are thin sheets of metal that are stacked on top of one another and bonded together for use in rotors, transformers, and more. This stacking process allows for less eddy current loss when compared to using a solid piece of metal. There are a variety of materials that can be…

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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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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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TLC Named Supplier of the Year by Tico Electronics

Thomson Lamination Co. was recently announced as “Supplier of the Year” by Tico Electronics, Costa Rica. They noted, “TLC has been consistent in their quality, service, and on-time delivery and have provided Tico Electronics with product that continues to excel”. Accepting the award is Sterling Martin III, President (left), and Milan Grove, Vice President Sales.

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Annealing Process

Annealing Process Click to Expand Annealing is a heat treatment process that involves heating steel to a specific temperature and soak time; then cooled at a controlled rate.  The main purpose of annealing is to: Soften a metal for cold working Improve machinability Enhance electrical and magnetic properties Because of the heat treatment process, annealing…

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