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.

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Work-life balance: How GKN incoporates at-home offices

When he started working for GKN, Konstantin Reich used to drive 80 miles to the GKN plant in Bad Brückenau, Germany every Monday and didn't return home until the following Friday. Talking to his...

Additive Manufacturing

GKN Additive: An expanded team with unrivaled design

At the start of its lifecycle, 3D printing technology was a science fiction subject for many. In today's markets, industries now can’t imagine process development without the Additive...

Operational Excellence

The impact of digitization: How GKN drives standards for top quality

During the Thyssen Krupp Bilstein Supplier Day recently, GKN Sinter Metals was awarded “Best Supplier” for its quality performance. Below, find our key learnings during our process of executing...

Additive Manufacturing

GKN offers interactive 3D Printing quotes with InstAMetal Platform

3D Printing has seen great opportunity growth because of the ability to manufacture individual pieces without a full product launch. At GKN our team saw this popularity grow with our customers, so...

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.

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...