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.

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...

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...

Additive Manufacturing

SHAPE YOUR BUSINESS – starting a revolution

From November 14-17, GKN Additive met with partners, prospective customers and visionaries at our booth at the Formnext fair: the place to be for the global additive manufacturing industry.

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...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

Additive Manufacturing

EDUCATIONAL AM: What is Rapid Prototyping?

On this week's post in our 'Educational AM' series, I'd like to talk about the Additive Manufacturing process of Rapid Prototyping.

Rapid Prototyping describes the production of models with the...

Additive Manufacturing

EDUCATIONAL AM: Metal 3D printing applications

We are launching our new series "Educational AM" to discuss aspects and advantages of the Additive Manufacturing industry. In our first post of the series, let's talk about the applications of...

Additive Manufacturing

Break it down: What is Binder Jetting?

Before talking about the benefits of Binder Jetting, let's discuss the process:

Binder Jetting is a generative production process when metal powder is moistened for a specific purpose by a liquid...

Digital Hub Summer Slam in Bonn

Germany's Silicon Valley: Digital Hub Summer Slam 2017

What started out as a geographical location has now become a mindset: today Silicon Valley stands for a culture of sharing ideas and networking with an open mind. The atmosphere encourages...