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.

QUALITY PERFORMANCE

Nexteer Automotive recognizes GKN with Perfect Quality Award

GKN Sinter Metals has received the Perfect Quality Award from Nexteer Automotive, adding to the numerous customer awards given to the team in 2017. The award was presented to our Salem, Indiana...

HYDROGEN STORAGE UPDATE

Hydrogen storage for residential homes: new solutions for a new idea

Last summer there was a revolving buzz when GKN Powder Metallurgy announced the plans to develop an innovative hydrogen storage system for residential homes using solid state metal hydride. Since...

FORGED POWDER METAL

CTI preview: GKN Powder Metallurgy brings Forging technology to electrified drivetrains

‘Smaller and better’ will be the key focus at the upcoming CTI Symposium USA, taking place May 14-17. As GKN Powder Metallurgy continues to produce netshape gears for the electric trend, the CTI...

MASS-PRODUCING PRECISION COMPONENTS

How metal injection molding enhances high-precision sensor systems

Sensor systems ensure safety and play a key role in the automation of our world, but they’re needed for more than just reliably collecting and releasing data.

LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Q&A: The driving forces behind GKN’s Aluminum MMC material

“There’s no better solution.”

ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY

An environmental commitment: GKN completes Strategic Energy Management Program

With a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact, a GKN Sinter Metals facility has completed the Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Program – improving the location’s electric efficiency...

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....

INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

How GKN brings lightweight technology to Industrial applications

When the market thinks lightweight technology, it thinks value and efficiency, then mass reduction. After strong success with lightweighting in the automotive industry, we’re pushing our...

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...

INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

Preview: GKN to bring powder metal expertise to AHR Expo

In 2017, GKN Powder Metallurgy reinforced its commitment to supporting markets outside the automotive industry. As an initiative to strive for collaboration with customers in other industries, GKN...

ENGINEERS AT GKN

How forward-thinkers in Powder Metallurgy design the future with customers

In the first part of our interviews with Maurits van de Velde, we got a fascinating insight into the job of a young project engineer. As the interface between customer and production, Maurits...