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

GKN joins innovative partnership to progress future

As industries move toward electrification and hybridization, GKN partners with organizations like Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) to keep a progressive edge on the future market.

TRENDS IN ELECTRIFICATION

Electric pumps: An increase in vehicle efficiency

Automotive electrification started in a modest way: as convenience items, like electric windows and door locks. Now, CO2 requirements have tightened and more electrified subsystems are...

Additive Manufacturing News

Pioneering Additive Manufacturing in metal powder materials development

One of the most exciting aspects of Metal Additive Manufacturing is that we have nearly limitless possibilities ahead of us. We can tap a virtual treasure trove of materials to optimize our AM...

GKN Additive Manufacturing in Pittsburgh

3D printing event in Pittsburgh: All-round success for InstAMetal

It was a whirlwind four days at the RAPID + TCT industry event in Pittsburgh for us, where we exhibited as GKN Additive Manufacturing for the very first time. We launched the beta testing phase of...

SERIES PRODUCTION WITH 3D PRINTING

Additive Industries and GKN: A Perfect Match for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Just four months ago, GKN Sinter Metals became the first automotive supplier in the world to begin series production with 3D printing – thanks to the MetalFAB1 AM machine from Additive Industries....

NEW CORPORATE STRATEGY

Digital enterprise – we’re igniting the digital boost

In Europe the Seven Years’ War is raging, Joseph Haydn’s first works are premiered and the first signs of the Industrial Revolution are becoming apparent. What does the year 1759 have to do with...

NEW CORPORATE STRATEGY

We’re anticipating a hot summer!

Product & Process Engineer, Marketing Manager, Business Development Director and now Global Marketing Director: in my 13 years with GKN, I have already taken on quite a few roles. It's true that...

What our innovations mean for the future

135 exhibitors, fascinating presentations and intensive dialogue: the CTI Symposium in Berlin lived up to its reputation as the most important gathering of international transmission specialists.

NEW CORPORATE STRATEGY

Two-day workshop – A look into the future

Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) is not simply ordinary technological progress. This innovation will change all of our lives. Of course technology enthusiasts like me sometimes get carried away...

We show the future at the industry’s who’s who event

The CTI Symposium in Berlin is the ultimate industry barometer. From December 5 – 8, 2016, the German capital is where newest innovations will be presented, trends discussed and future prospects...

The beginning of a whole new era in Metal AM

Not in my wildest dreams… after just two and a half years at GKN Sinter Metals, yesterday I was able to celebrate the official start of production of the MetalFAB1 with my team in Radevormwald.

Meet us in Frankfurt this November 15-18!

This is our first time at the trade show, and as expected we’re filled with anticipation. On November 15-18 you will see us presenting our Metal Additive Manufacturing capabilities at formnext in...