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.

Authors

Ralf Radschun

Electrification, Hydrogen Storage, Industry 4.0, and Global Small Segment

Having joined GKN Sinter Metals in May 2017, I quickly realized that innovation and developing fast are of true value for this company.

This company is different than most: innovation and forward thinking is a mindset that is visible every day. Our customer-focused teams are keen to find better and more sustainable solutions for the markets we compete in each day. Our process-oriented teams keep pushing our Industry 4.0 agenda and digitization with high energy.

I am Ralf Radschun, Marketing Manager for our global small segment and I’m looking forward to sharing some of this interesting and permanently evolving innovation news stream with you. I studied Industrial Engineering and Management and PR management, and have gained extensive marketing and communication experience in several industries.

Within the GKN Sinter Metals editorial team, I will take a special focus on electrification, hydrogen storage and Industry 4.0.

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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....

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...

ELECTRIFICATION

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)...

ELECTRIFICATION

IAA Motorshow recap: GKN's guide through automotive change and disruption

 The IAA Motorshow in Frankfurt, Germany was as industry-changing as ever: there were more than 800,000 visitors, 1,100 exhibitors and hundreds of launches and premiers.

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...

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.

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...

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...