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

Soft magnetic composites unveil lightweight potential for integrated E-pumps

Automotive electrification continues to progress with the development of hybrid and all-electric drivetrain concepts to replace mechanical or hydraulic subsystems with electric solutions. In 2017....

ELECTRIFICATION

Changing an R&D approach to face the electrification shift

Over the past five years, OEMs have increased their expenditures for emphasized R&D approaches by over 30 percent (AlixPartners Global Automotive Outlook 2017). This reflects the trial of creating...

INNOVATION INSIGHTS

The future of Research and Development in Powder Metallurgy

"It will be our task in the innovation team to identify new applications for our PM technology that result from the HEV & EV transition and any other electrified applications beyond the automotive...

ELECTRIFICATION

GKN's top five takeaways on transmission design from CTI Berlin

During the recent CTI Symposium in Berlin, more than 1,300 delegates from across the world met and discussed the latest automotive trends with a specific focus on hybrid and electrical (HEV/EV)...

CTI SYMPOSIUM BERLIN

GKN expands transmission design boundaries with PM technology

At the upcoming CTI Symposium for Automotive Transmissions in Berlin, GKN Powder Metallurgy will showcase unrivaled ideas to drive future developments for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid...

PM GEARS FOR E-DRIVES

GKN to join Drivetrain discussions at VDI Congress in July

During July 5-6, the international automotive drivetrain community will come together in Bonn, Germany and discuss the latest trends and innovations at the VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles.”

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...