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    Hi

    I have to make an electrical engine for a school project.
    But I donīt know what to use as the material for my casing, I am doubting between PVC or steel.
    PVC is lighter than steel, but steel is stronger.

    The engine is around 5cm high and 10cm in diameter.
    Does anybody know which one is more usefull?
    Thanks


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    I am not familiar with the term electrical engine. Do you mean a motor, or do you mean an engine driven generator?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PimO. View Post
    I have to make an electrical engine for a school project.
    But I donīt know what to use as the material for my casing, I am doubting between PVC or steel.
    PVC is lighter than steel, but steel is stronger.
    I have built motors out of everything from steel casings to blocks of wood. It's all in what you want to accomplish. If you do use steel, be aware that you must calculate the flux paths that the casing provides; this is an integral part of motor design and cannot be ignored. Wood/PVC is largely "transparent" to magnetic fields so it is often easier to design for. PVC and wood are also somewhat easier to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    I am not familiar with the term electrical engine. Do you mean a motor, or do you mean an engine driven generator?
    I mean a motor which runs on electricity.
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    Thanks for the tip, I forgot that that could happen.
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