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What will you get if you put a 3D-printed inverter package with wide bandgap materials, together with the 3D-printed EV version of the Shelby Cobra “plug and play” laboratory-on-wheels? You’ll get innovation – innovation that will define even lighter, more powerful, and more efficient vehicles.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers at AMO’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility have printed a liquid-cooled, all-silicon carbide traction drive inverter. Plug-in electric vehicles incorporating semiconductor devices with wide bandgap materials will support more energy-efficient operation at higher temperatures than current devices with standard semiconductor materials.

Read the full story, Novel 3D Printed Inverters for Electric Vehicles Can Improve EV Power and Efficiency, watch AMO’s video on the Big Area Additive Manufacturing printer system from Cincinnati Incorporated, and read the Danielson/Johnson blog post on the Shelby Cobra’s visit to DOE and the AMO Highlight, ‘The 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra: Defining Rapid Innovation.’