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

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: 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...

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

6 Unique Benefits Of Selective Laser Melting

Selective laser melting is an additive production technique which makes 3D printing of metal parts possible. The prerequisite for printing is that the desired material is in fine powder form, and...

GKN Additive Manufacturing at Rapid.Tech in Erfurt

Additive Manufacturing: A network of customers and industry experts in Erfurt

Our stand at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D was the place to be, filled with customers, industry experts, and InstAMetal beta testers from start to finish.

Exhibiting at Europe’s leading event for...

GKN Additive Manufacturing at Rapid.Tech in Erfurt

Summer premiere: Live on-site testing of InstAMetal ecommerce platform in Erfurt

As we move into the home stretch of our InstAMetal ecommerce platform launch, we’re taking another huge step forward at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D in Erfurt, Germany. Visitors can look forward to...

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...

GKN AT THE RAPID + TCT PITTSBURGH

Launching InstAMetal: Our ecommerce platform for Additive Manufacturing

Continuing our success from the HANNOVER MESSE, the GKN team is now heading to the USA to showcase our latest step in digitization, our new InstAMetal ecommerce platform for Additive Manufacturing...

EDUCATION ON AM

Why GKN's Experience Days provide the perfect access to Metal Additive Manufacturing for engineers

In my last blogpost I provided a preview about the very first GKN Additive Manufacturing Experience Days in the US on March 22 and 23. Today I want to provide you a brief summary how both events...