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.


Markus Josten

PM, Engine & transmission

Working on life-changing technologies
+49 2195 609 988

As Sales Director at GKN, I see this blog as an excellent vehicle to share information on what we have to offer and news about the future ahead of us. As part of the RocketSpace AM Team with the clear goal of bringing this technology to market, I know just how exciting this journey will be.

I’m Markus Josten, and I’ve been with GKN since 2004. I’ve held various Manufacturing Engineering positions in combination with Lean Manufacturing responsibilities and was Key Account Manager for globally operating 1st Tier customers. Since stepping into the role of Sales Director Disruptive Technologies in 2017, I’m responsible for Metal Additive Manufacturing and Metal Injection Molding. I hold a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen.

I hope that this blog encourages open and honest feedback that benefits all of us as we embark on this journey together.

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