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.


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.


An environmental commitment: GKN completes Strategic Energy Management Program

With a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact, a GKN Sinter Metals facility has completed the Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Program – improving the location’s electric efficiency...


Soft magnetic composites unveil lightweight potential for integrated E-pumps

Automotive electrification continues to progress with the development of hybrid and all-electric drivetrain concepts to replace mechanical or hydraulic subsystems with electric solutions. In 2017....


How metal 3D printing can accelerate motorcycle product development

If you are not aware, the uses for 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) are expanding. While much innovation can happen in the high-end markets like aerospace, we are also finding value for...


How GKN brings lightweight technology to Industrial applications

When the market thinks lightweight technology, it thinks value and efficiency, then mass reduction. After strong success with lightweighting in the automotive industry, we’re pushing our...


Changing an R&D approach to face the electrification shift

Over the past five years, OEMs have increased their expenditures for emphasized R&D approaches by over 30 percent (AlixPartners Global Automotive Outlook 2017). This reflects the trial of creating...


The future of Research and Development in Powder Metallurgy

"It will be our task in the innovation team to identify new applications for our PM technology that result from the HEV & EV transition and any other electrified applications beyond the automotive...

Additive Manufacturing

GKN Additive: Reflecting on a successful 2017

For GKN Additive, 2017 was a very exciting and successful year. True to our mission statement, “We want to be a leading brand, providing high performance solutions enabled by digitalised Additive...


Preview: GKN to bring powder metal expertise to AHR Expo

In 2017, GKN Powder Metallurgy reinforced its commitment to supporting markets outside the automotive industry. As an initiative to strive for collaboration with customers in other industries, GKN...


How forward-thinkers in Powder Metallurgy design the future with customers

In the first part of our interviews with Maurits van de Velde, we got a fascinating insight into the job of a young project engineer. As the interface between customer and production, Maurits...


How GKN transforms ideas into precision powder metal components

In his time at GKN, Maurits van de Velde has learned a thing or two about Powder Metallurgy (PM). For over a year, he has looked after customers in his capacity as project engineer from new parts...


GKN's top five takeaways on transmission design from CTI Berlin

During the recent CTI Symposium in Berlin, more than 1,300 delegates from across the world met and discussed the latest automotive trends with a specific focus on hybrid and electrical (HEV/EV)...

Additive Manufacturing

Q&A: GKN Additive combines experienced engineering with innovation

At our recent Formnext talk@table, Petra Lammers (onliveline) talked with GKN's Markus Josten, Blake Hanrahan and Uemit Aydin about the opportunity for the newly formed GKN Additive to operate on...