For nearly a century, engineers and product designers have been limited by the status-quo of electric machines. Optimizing a system reliant on an electric motor or generator requires a balance of speed, efficiency, cooling, gearboxes, weight, dimensions, and supply chain security. When the only option for engineers is high-speed electric machines, they are forced to compromise to accommodate commercially available machines. This means adding heavy, costly, and efficiency-hogging gearboxes, active cooling systems, and often oversizing the machine for an extra factor of safety. For far too long, engineers have had to pay for more power than they need when it really isn’t about power at all – it’s about torque!