Award-winning 3D designer Christoph Laimer designed a 600 Watt (almost) fully 3D printable Halbach Array brushless motor. Laimer, who is the chief designer at online enterprise 3D design makeSEA platform, is responsible for some of the most innovative designs, observations, and insights available on the makeSEA registry.
Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, a stronghold for master tradesmen and creatives since the 12th century, Christoph couples his formal expertise in electrical engineering and software development with his passion for mechanics to design 3D printable mechanical clocks, motors, and a variety of scalable components and usable objects. He is also a primary contributor to the makeSEA wiki and blog, where he records results and observations from his 3D printing experiments, which are used as a reference manual for other 3D print engineers and enthusiasts.
The makeSEA platform is a fully customizable platform with a modular front and back-end framework for 3D asset management. Companies can use makeSEA to build a complete branded experience or integrate makeSEA’s sophisticated functionality into your existing applications for access control, asset management, and analytics. makeSEA is built on top of Liferay Enterprise Edition social media platform and for Enterprise includes a comprehensive suite of tools for Web content and document management, social (blogs, wikis, forums), custom responsive themes, department and project sites, SSO integration and much more.
Cristoph Laimer’s latest design is a very powerful, 3D printed brushless motor. The main components like rotor and stator can be printed with a common FDM-printer. Magnets, copper wire, and ball-bearings are ordinary components can be sourced from the links below. The motor is a redesign based on the learnings from the makeSEA Motor. With 600 Watts of power it performs with more than 80% efficiency. The magnets of the rotor are arranged as Halbach Array. The motor runs with a standard ESC widely used in different RC-applications (plane, drone, car).
Always taken with mechanical constructions, Christoph designed and experimented with RC model aeroplanes. With the advent of 3D-printing, Christoph found a new type of creativity, focusing on mechanical watches. His imagination and 3D printing allow him to transform his “crazy” ideas into reality. His belief that future watches will be highly customisable – not only engraving, ornaments or decoration but real complex objects combining mechanics and electronics – has led him to explore and push the boundaries for 3D printing, combining advanced mechanics and pleasing aesthetics in the process.
MakeSEA accounts include a 3D asset library to store, organize, version, and distribute 3D print designs publicly, or privately. Its analytics provide insight into all of the activity surrounding makeSEA objects. The genealogy tracker helps keep track of asset relationships and mashups at a glance. The makeSEA Dashboard also ties your public pages and objects to your Google Analytics account. Get a comprehensive view of your object activity across the makeSEA platform, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and almost any website.
The makeSEA Library is manageable via the Web, desktop and mobile. Users can sync them for local use and keep track of version changes from everywhere. Drop a folder of objects in at once, or check in objects one by one and add deep detail to describe their purpose. It comes with comprehensive version control: a new version is recorded. for any file update. Users can revert to previous versions, and even link specific versions to other objects to ensure continuity as the object matures.
The makeSEA object model is as detailed as users make it: it can start with a simple title or description, adding details about how it prints across various devices or adding descriptions for almost any application: education, engineering, medical, science, art, — all details remain searchable, and the description of objects and collections can be improved over time.
A makeSEA account also comes with a public profile that is fully customizable. It can start with a quick description and a couple of pictures using WYSIWYG editors. Or it can evolve into a completely branded site to showcase work with a commercial grade content management system to manage it.