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.

LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Q&A: The driving forces behind GKN’s Aluminum MMC material

“There’s no better solution.”

CUSTOM SPARE PARTS ON DEMAND

How and when will 3D printing disrupt the automotive aftermarket?

From the time you were able to drive your car has been a symbol of independence; being able to go where you want, when you wanted. If your first car was an older vehicle, it is possible you spent...

AUTOMOTIVE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

GKN and Porsche Engineering: Growing metal AM for new e-drive powertrain applications

Today’s automotive manufacturers are faced with the ever-increasing demand of improving vehicle efficiency. Manufacturers have tackled the problem from all angles: reducing weight, creating more...

ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY

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...

LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY

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....

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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...

INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

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...

ELECTRIFICATION

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...

INNOVATION INSIGHTS

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...

INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

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...

ENGINEERS AT 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...