Innovations

No false modesty: We at GKN Sinter Metals are at the forefront of trends and innovation. We have a clear vision of what’s to come – and we’d like to share and discuss our points of view, ideas, plans and achievements with you.

Technologies

Rapid prototyping enabled by Additive Manufacturing, high-density storage of hydrogen in metal hydride tanks: the team at GKN Sinter Metals is bringing game-changing technologies to life. We’ll keep you updated on the latest trends and applications.

Behind the Scenes

People – Products – Processes. We’ll take you behind the scenes of these three main pillars of GKN Sinter Metals and give you insights into our way of creating innovations – always from a very personal perspective.

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Steel vs. Aluminum: GKN supplies customized transmission carriers

Due to the industry’s increasing CO2 reduction requirements, automakers have developed higher speed transmissions. Eight-, Nine- and 10-speed transmissions are becoming the automatic transmission...

THE FUTURE OF WORK

6 tips from GKN on how to build and manage high-performing virtual teams

The team members come from Italy, Germany, the USA, China and many other countries. Yet everyone is working on the same project. How is that possible?

Christina Messner, Global Director Quality...

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

EDUCATIONAL AM: Should companies trust 3D Printing?

Metal printers are hitting the market for under $100,000 - increasing the return on investment for 3D printing. This also gives more companies the ability to purchase metal printers that can...

INDUSTRY 4.0 AT GKN

Industry 4.0 at GKN: The driver for innovation

In the first part of our interview with Paul Mairl, Vice President Program Management and Lean at GKN Powder Metallurgy, we discussed how the company works with a digital business model to...

Additive Manufacturing

Powder Metals and 3D Printing: A perfect partnership

3D printing has been around since the 1980’s. Since then the powder metal industry and printer manufacturers have been surprising investors and exciting engineers with an ever-changing landscape -...

BEHIND THE SCENES OF GKN'S WEBSITE LAUNCH

New websites for GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Sinter Metals: What has changed?

This is an exciting moment for us that we’ve anticipated for months. Our new website has been launched today. To us it’s way more than just a launch – we’ve completely rebuilt our site, its...

Additive Manufacturing

EDUCATIONAL AM: Increasing productivity with Rapid Tooling

After exploring Rapid Prototyping in our latest ‘Educational AM’ series post, we are now facing the topic Rapid Tooling. Rapid Tooling is the generic term for effective tool-making, using modern...

INDUSTRY 4.0 AT GKN

GKN launches Industry 4.0 to further Innovation Culture

The term Industry 4.0 has been buzzing around the manufacturing industry, and has recently been taken from niche hype to a mainstream topic.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF GKN'S WEBSITE RELAUNCH

The top 4 lessons we've learned during our website redesign process

A company's website is its face to the world 24/7 and the place where potential customers go first to learn more about you and your business. It can be the most powerful sales tool and connect...
POWDER METAL IN THE ALPS

Self-sustaining energy: GKN explores residential hydrogen storage

Last week Dr. Nils Bornemann introduced us to the demonstrator project in the Alps, where GKN is building a zero emission, integrated power and heat supply station based on metal hydride hydrogen...

Additive Manufacturing

EDUCATIONAL AM: What is Rapid Prototyping?

On this week's post in our 'Educational AM' series, I'd like to talk about the Additive Manufacturing process of Rapid Prototyping.

Rapid Prototyping describes the production of models with the...

POWDER METALS IN THE ALPS

GKN explores hydrogen storage systems in residential homes

GKN Sinter Metals is known for its expertise in components used in automotive and industrial applications. As a part of being innovation-leaders, a team of engineers have started a new chapter to...