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This paper presents results of a research work related to the development of the production technology of the amorphous cores designed for application in permanent magnet brushless direct current (PMBLDC) motors. The cores were made from the Metglas 2605 SA1 amorphous ribbon, from which rings of the specific external and internal diameters were cut using a laser technique. Next, the rings were stacked up so as to form a core of a required height, subjected later to the consolidation by pressing, followed by an appropriate heat treatment. Finally, the cores were coated with an epoxy resin to protect them against delamination and used as stators in a prototype high-speed electric motor, 1 kW in rated power and 70 000 rpm in a rotary speed. The motor incorporating these amorphous cores was subjected to the performance tests, which confirmed their proper operation and satisfactory mechanical characteristics and efficiency. It was found that power losses in the stators from the amorphous material were considerably smaller than those in the conventional stators from the silicon steel, and they did not exceed 7 W. Therefore, an application of the amorphous soft magnetic materials in the high-speed PMBLDC motors may contribute to eliminating the need of using additional cooling systems in these motors.