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: 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...

SILICON VALLEY START-UPS

How we work: Collaboration with top tech talent

A traditional manufacturing company may seem out of place in the technology hub of Silicon Valley, but GKN fits right in while joining forces with RocketSpace and global start-up companies.

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...

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...

TRENDS IN POWDER METALLURGY

Hannover Fair 2017: High demand for powder metal components in industrial applications

With 225,000 visitors and around 6,500 exhibitors from over 70 nations, the Hannover Messe fair was a success again this year. There were many exciting trends and discussions, and amongst them was

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...

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GKN Sinter Metals at HANNOVER MESSE

April in … Hanover? Absolutely, that is the place to be for innovators, creators and visionaries in the global manufacturing industry – at the HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading trade show for...

GKN CUSTOMER SURVEY RESULTS

What you should know about Powder Metallurgy - Answers to the Top 5 Questions from our Customer Survey

In December 2016, we conducted an online survey among our customers. We wanted to understand their challenges and needs to learn how we can help them better. We were stunned by the high response...

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.