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GKN Powder Metallurgy: Digital future in serial Metal Additive Manufacturing

GKN Powder Metallurgy: Digital future in serial Metal Additive Manufacturing

GKN Powder Metallurgy announces further steps in Metal Additive Manufacturing

GKN Powder Metallurgy has announced further steps in its course towards Industry 4.0 with a new dedicated digital area for Metal Additive Manufacturing (Metal AM) during an event at its plant in Bonn, Germany.

At a meeting with key customers and partners, the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products recently shared plans to start a Metal AM digital enterprise in Q2 2017 using best-in-class workflow, taking the most important aspects of the Industry 4.0 agenda from theory to practice.

Based on intelligent, connected systems, it will benefit from reduced lead times, enabling stronger customization of products. On the process side, business partners will be much more involved in development and production.

GKN is working to drive innovations across the whole Metal AM value chain, from production of metal powder materials, AM design and manufacturing services. It will also provide the first fully digitized AM process chain in serial production for automotive, industrial and consumer products.

Actively shaping the future as innovation leader

As an innovation leader in Metal AM serial production, we are fully committed to taking a pioneering role in the industry in terms of digitalizing our company and our offers. We will actively shape the future and demonstrate that we can do this with the next step we take with our Metal AM serial production plant,“ says Guido Degen, Senior Vice President Business Development & Advanced Technology.

Benefitting the complete value chain

By concentrating on the implementation of digital and production processes, all work steps along the entire value chain will be substantially leaner and more efficient in the future. For example, this promises a noticeable reduction in development and production times in prototype construction in the automotive area. In addition, digital processes allow for considerable advantages compared to conventional process chain and production methods. The plant in Bonn will fulfill the ISO 16949 (automotive), AS 9100 (aerospace) and ISO 13485 (medical devices) certification norms.

Mix of technology and individual consulting remains the maxim

Individual consulting will continue to play a large role in product development and the optimization of processes. „The combination of personal contact and technical pioneering spirit makes us successful. This is an indispensable part of our corporate DNA and naturally of our new corporate Metal AM strategy,“ says Guido Degen.

Interested in more news about how Metal AM is revolutionizing production methods and business models? Then visit our Innovation Blog: www.gknsintermetals-blog.com.

About GKN Powder Metallurgy
GKN Powder Metallurgy comprises GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes. GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components as well as components for industrial and consumer applications. Hoeganaes is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal powder, the essential raw material for powder metallurgy. GKN Powder Metallurgy is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and about 6,600 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 7.7 billion GBP in the year to 31 December 2015.

Firmenkontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Huetter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (3603) 895980
Susanne.Huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

Pressekontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Huetter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (3603) 895980
susanne.huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

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Cashback-Aktion für Stratasys 3D Drucker bei encee

10.000 Euro für 3D-Drucker-Upgrade gefällig?

Cashback-Aktion für Stratasys 3D Drucker bei encee

Bis zu 10.000 Euro Eintauschprämie bietet CAD/CAM- und 3D-Druckspezialist encee beim Umstieg von ein

Kümmersbruck, 26.09.2016 – Die 3D-Druck-Technologie entwickelt sich in atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit weiter, was gestern noch State-of-the-art war, ist heute schon veraltet. Und auch die Ansprüche der Anwender steigen – war man anfangs noch froh, überhaupt ein 3D-Modell drucken zu können, will man heute qualitativ hochwertige, maßhaltige, robuste und vielleicht sogar farbige Druckteile. Gründe, einen neuen 3D-Drucker zu kaufen, gibt es jedenfalls viele.
Der Stratasys Gold-Partner encee macht die Entscheidung noch leichter, indem er in einer Tauschaktion bis zu 10.000 Euro Eintauschprämie bietet, wenn der Käufer eines Profigeräts von Stratasys seinen alten Drucker abgibt. Der alte Drucker kann auch defekt sein, die Höhe der Prämie hängt vor allem von der Preisklasse des neuen Geräts ab.
So gibt es beispielsweise den vollen Betrag beim Kauf einer Fortus 250, dem Profi-FDM-Gerät von Stratasys. Die Fortus 250 generiert mit ihrem beheizten Bauraum und speziellen Materialien extrem belastbare Bauteile, lösliches Stützmaterial bietet völlige Freiheit bei der Formgebung und Positionierung.
Wenn es um höchste Oberflächenqualität und dreidimensionalen Farbdruck geht, empfiehlt encee unter anderem die Objet 30 Prime, die extrem feine Schichten bis hinunter auf 0,016 Millimeter drucken kann. Zudem erzeugt die Objet 30 Prime Teile in 2K- oder 3K-Farben sowie elastische Bauteile. Die Teile sind extrem genau und verziehen sich nicht.
Jeder, der mit seinem Gerät von Ultimaker, Makerbot, RepRap, Formlabs oder anderen Anbietern nicht mehr zufrieden ist, sollte sich unter der Web-adresse http://encee.de/3d-drucker-tauschaktion-10-000-cash-back-bei-erwerb-eines-stratasys-3d-druckers ein individuelles Tauschangebot machen lassen!

Technik ist unser Leben, weil wir für die Technik leben…
Die encee CAD/CAM-Systeme & 3D Drucker GmbH in Kümmersbruck versteht sich seit 1995 als Systemhaus mit Lösungen und Dienstleistungen entlang der Prozesskette der Produktentstehung. Die Dienstleistungen und Produkte von encee beginnen bei Beratung und Vertrieb der Entwicklungsumgebungen von ZW3D. Über Visualisierung, Prototyping und Konstruktion bis hin zur Fertigung reicht das Portfolio, das encee vertreibt und unterstützt. Dazu zählen auch die 3D-Drucker von Makerbot und Stratasys.
Mit der Firmenzentrale in Kümmersbruck nahe Amberg in der Oberpfalz, die erst kürzlich erweitert wurde, der Niederlassung in Hamburg und den Servicestützpunkten in Stuttgart, Solingen, Gießen ist encee auch lokal immer in Reichweite und kann schnell reagieren.
encee ist Vertriebspartner von Makerbot, Gold Partner von Stratasys und exklusiver Distributor für das ZWSoft Systeme ZW3D CAD/CAM und ZWCAD in Deutschland. Aus dieser Kompetenz heraus ist es ständiges Ziel des Unternehmens, mit motivierten Mitarbeitern, fachkundiger Beratung und preiswerten wie effizienten Produkten die Kunden in ihren Prozessen zu unterstützen.

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encee CAD/CAM & 3D Drucker Systeme GmbH
Bastian Weimer
Falkenstraße 4
92245 Kümmersbruck
09621/78290
weimer@encee.de
http://www.encee.de

Pressekontakt
encee CAD/CAM Systeme GmbH
Bastian Weimer
Falkenstraße 4
92245 Kümmersbruck
09621/782925
weimer@encee.de
http://www.encee.de

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GKN and EOS collaborate to transform Metal AM into digital manufacturing

Qualification of new materials and parts and strengthening market position are key goals

GKN and EOS collaborate to transform Metal AM into digital manufacturing

GKN and EOS collaborate to transform Metal AM into digital manufacturing

Qualification of new materials and parts and strengthening market position are key goals.

GKN Powder Metallurgy, the world leader in powder metallurgy, has joined forces with EOS, the global technology and quality leader in high-end additive manufacturing (AM), to lead the way in business-to-business industrial 3D printing. The two technology leaders agreed on a collaboration, primarily aimed at the automotive market, that integrates both companies‘ excellent positions in their markets.

GKN Powder Metallurgy brings expertise in the transfer of innovative technology from laboratory level to series production, particularly in the automotive sector, capabilities in advanced material and design as well as experience in developing and producing advanced metal powder materials.
As a pioneer and innovator for holistic solutions in AM, EOS offers all essential elements for industrial 3D printing. Systems, materials and process parameters are intelligently harmonized to ensure a reliable high part quality.

By GKN and EOS combining their know-how and experience and thanks to the global footprint of both partners, companies can fully exploit the revolutionary possibilities and potential offered by Metal AM. This is fully embedded in GKN’s digital factory approach and the next big step towards the future of series Metal AM production for automotive applications.

Tap potential in production, research new materials

„Metal AM has huge potential to shape the future of industrial manufacturing and its products, and elevating this to a new level. EOS and GKN will take on this challenge together. We want to ensure that more and more companies recognize and use the potential of this innovative technology. At the same time, we want to considerably expand the areas of application with new materials by testing and ultimately using them in series production,“ says Dr. Peter Oberparleiter, CEO GKN Powder Metallurgy.

Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS, states: „The collaboration between GKN and EOS is another important step towards integrating industrial 3D printing into existing and future production lines and to leverage the benefits of AM technology for series production. With GKN we have the right partner who offers a high degree of experience with its global presence and its high-performance production for the automotive industry.“

Joint „AM Experience Days“ planned in Europe and North America

End of 2016 GKN Powder Metallurgy and EOS held a first joint „AM Experience Day“ in GKN’s Innovation Centre in Radevormwald, Germany. Based on the huge interest the partners now are planning for 2017 to run eight additional „AM Experience Days“ in Europe and North America for innovative thinkers and decision-makers in the automotive and industrial industry. The goal is to show potential customers the new and nearly limitless possibilities in Metal Additive Manufacturing created by extensive geometrical freedom combined with considerable cost advantages already for small batch sizes.

About GKN Powder Metallurgy
GKN Powder Metallurgy comprises GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes. GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components as well as components for industrial and consumer applications. Hoeganaes is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal powder, the essential raw material for powder metallurgy. GKN Powder Metallurgy is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and about 6,600 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 7.7 billion GBP in the year to 31 December 2015.

About EOS
EOS is the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Founded in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for holistic solutions in additive manufacturing. Everything EOS does is founded on the cornerstones of corporate responsibility and sustainability, both inward- and outward-facing. Whereby EOS embraces a deep commitment to customers and their needs.
Like no other company, EOS is mastering the interaction of laser and powder material. Additionally, EOS provides all essential elements for industrial 3D printing. System, material and process parameters are intelligently harmonized to ensure a reliable high quality of parts and thus facilitating a decisive competitive edge. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.
EOS nurtures a vibrant ecosystem of partners and, by means of venture investments, helps incubate promising start-ups. It’s this interaction along the whole industrial value-chain that enables the development of extensive solutions for 3D printing. Hence contributing to the further digitization and automation of manufacturing.

Firmenkontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Huetter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (3603) 895980
Susanne.Huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

Pressekontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Huetter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (3603) 895980
susanne.huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

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GKN Sinter Metals hosts collaborative additive manufacturing workshop

Experts from the automotive industry came together in the GKN Sinter Metals Innovation Center for the first AM Consulting Day

GKN Sinter Metals hosts collaborative additive manufacturing workshop

Experts from the automotive industry came together in the GKN Sinter Metals Innovation Center

Experts from the automotive and manufacturing technology industries came together at a workshop in November to learn more about the new possibilities of Metal Additive Manufacturing in series production. GKN Sinter Metals invited experts to its Innovation Center in Radevormwald, which is also home to the MetalFAB1, the world’s first Additive Manufacturing machine in the automotive industry that enables series production of design-optimized parts for engines and transmissions.

After two intensive days, Ümit Aydin, Global BD Additive Manufacturing, said, „There is no stopping the advancement of Metal AM. We all agree on this future technology’s huge potential. But on the threshold of series production, we must carefully consider the pros and cons in each and every case. We are happy to support our partners and customers in this process.“

Unique bundling of expertise and experience

GKN Sinter Metals invited the workshop participants to bring parts with them, either physically or virtually, to highlight both the technical and commercial aspects (pain points) of possible AM manufacturing in the framework of a „Part Screening“. The know-how provided by EOS GmbH, the global market and technology leader in the area of AM series production, perfectly complemented GKN Sinter Metals“ design and material expertise. „This bundling of expertise and experience is absolutely unique on a pioneer market that is changing so rapidly,“ says Ümit Aydin.

The participants agreed: „The workshop was extremely well organized and provided genuine added value for potential users of Metal AM! In addition to the technical basics, the focus was on creating tools for application – oriented potential analysis of parts in terms of suitability for additive manufacturing and directly applying them“, said Thomas Meyer, Head of Engineering at HEGGEMANN AG.

The possibilities to positively influence volume and thus weight, handling and especially also price with stress optimization (topology optimization) and material selection are an important step towards using AM parts. For GKN Sinter Metals it is clear that the next AM Consulting Day will take place soon; it is already planned for the first quarter of 2017.

Anyone interested in participating can contact uemit.aydin@gkn.com.
Early registration is recommended, as the number of participants is limited.

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality, and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing, and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and more than 6,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 7.7 billion GBP in the year to 31 December 2015.

Kontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Anne Lohoff
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (228) 9335 237
anne.lohoff@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

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A New Era in Additive Manufacturing

GKN Sinter Metals starts automotive series production with 3D printing system

A New Era in Additive Manufacturing

Simon Hoeges and the MetalFAB1 – the first Metal Additve Manufacturing machine for autom. production (Source: GKN Sinter Metals/Photographer: Ralf Bille)

Its name is MetalFAB1; it is 6.5 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 2.5 meters tall. Its job: the first Additive Manufacturing machine in the automotive industry, to enable the series production of precision parts for engines and transmissions. Its home: GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH in Radevormwald, Germany. That is where Guido Degen, SVP Advanced Engineering and Dr. Simon Hoeges, GKN AM Director, started a new era in Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) when they pressed the famous red button on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

GKN Sinter Metals will use the MetalFAB1 to produce small and medium-sized series of complex automotive components for the original equipment and replacement parts markets. Customers include most of the leading automakers and their system suppliers. The MetalFAB1 can simultaneously print hundreds of parts in one batch, meaning on one single build plate. Simon Hoeges: „Depending on how many data sets we feed into the MetalFAB1, these can be 300 identical or 300 different parts. This gives us unprecedented production capacity and flexibility.“

The integrated and automated 3D printer with the highest productivity through multiple lasers is manufactured by the Dutch company Additive Industries b.v. In a joint development program the technology is further optimized for the needs of the automotive industry.

GKN Sinter Metals once again reinforces its leadership position as innovation pioneer in the area of metallurgy in materials, processes and systems engineering with this multi-million Euro investment. With the MetalFAB1, GKN Sinter Metals is in a position to offer its customers all around the world complex and creative product solutions in next to no time.

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and more than 6,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 7.7 billion GBP in the year to 31 December 2015.

Kontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Anne Lohoff
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (228) 9335 237
anne.lohoff@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

English Press Releases

Euromold 2016 sets a clear sign: Modern product development and new manufacturing technologies in the focus

Solutions for all relevant industry areas – High tech location Munich – Synergy effects with the Aerospace Supply Fair AIRTEC – International Congress for Visitors of both Exhibitions – 500 companies from 35 Nations – 25,000 visitors – Numerous B2B m

Euromold 2016 sets a clear sign: Modern product development and new manufacturing technologies in the focus

Euromold logo (Source: AIRTEC GmbH & Co. KG)

Frankfurt/Munich, October 14th, 2016: Euromold 2016 – the international Trade Fair for Mold- and Patternmaking, Tooling, Design, Additive Manufacturing and Product Development – takes place from October 25th until 27th, 2016 at the Exhibition Centre Munich, Germany together with the international Aerospace Supply Fair AIRTEC. A visit at Euromold is absolutely a „must“ for those, who are involved in the design, development and manufacturing of new products.

One of the main reasons to visit Euromold 2016 is to see the presented solutions, which cover all relevant industry areas. The exhibited products and applications from different fields show various points that they can fit perfectly together and open new and highly innovative possibilities. This is reinforced by the fact, that at Euromold often completely different exhibitors are located next to each other, and therefore take advantage of the exchange and the inspiration of the other exhibitors.

The new location Munich also supports the progressing character of the fair, as Munich within the region Bavaria is known as „the high tech location“ of Germany. No other region offers and supports future developments and technology companies to such a high extend as Bavaria does.

For visitors of Euromold it is also very relevant, that this year additional synergy effects will be created by the parallel running aerospace supply fair AIRTEC. At AIRTEC and Euromold exhibitors from all over the world are represented and will attract a great number of international visitors, which are for example particularly interested in additive manufacturing/3D-printing and looking for new attractive business opportunities and co-operations. At Euromold and AIRTEC 500 exhibitors from 35 nations are represented. 25,000 visitors are in total expected for both trade fairs.

Euromold 2016 will also take advantage of the organized B2B-meetings at AIRTEC 2016, as procurement/supply chain and technology managers from the aerospace industry arrange their meetings with the exhibitors of AIRTEC in advance and can therefore also plan and use their time for a visit of the booths at Euromold. In this respect, the nearness to AIRTEC is an advantage for Euromold, as AIRTEC has become for many years already the most international aerospace event and offers the possibility, that experts from all over the world meet and exchange the latest state of the art. New business contacts in growth markets with such a concentration are only be found at Euromold.

Euromold exhibitors and visitors can also register for the international congress for the aerospace industry at AIRTEC 2016. A highlight is the international conference day for Additive Manufacturing /3D-printing. Leading representatives of international top companies will present the latest developments and application possibilities of this technology.

The variety of the exhibitors and visitors is therefore so large like at no other comparable event. Here, designers, product developers, product managers, production managers and program managers, buyers, technology managers and all interested visitors, who would like to bring new products into the market, find innovative solutions for the topic „from idea to series production“.

Along the entire process chain of product development the exhibitors present themselves from the areas of industrial design, engineering, materials, CAD/CAM, CAE, mold-, model- and toolmaking, production, advanced manufacturing technologies like additive manufacturing/3D-printing up to smart factory „industry 4.0“. Due to this variety, which is not found at any other exhibition of this kind in such a concentration, it becomes clear how much they draw new business opportunities and learn from each other.

A particular position takes additive manufacturing/3D-printing. In the product development this technology is used in pattern making and prototyping as well as in small and series production or can also be used in combination with conventional mold-, model- and toolmaking. Exhibitors as well as visitors will make at Euromold 2016 together with AIRTEC 2016 many international new business contacts and will find new business opportunities.

At the new start of Euromold 2016 in Munich, the organizers demonstrate their twenty years of experience, which gives due to the creative combination of both exhibitions a new profile of Euromold. Therefore, Euromold is starting from this year again on its way in developing again into the worldwide leading trade fair for industrial design, modern product development and manufacturing, mold-, model- and toolmaking, additive manufacturing up to smart factory, „industry 4.0“. Therefore, Euromold benefits from many years of experience as well as opens up new future-oriented industry areas and targets customers from all over the world. Visitors from all relevant industry areas are cordially invited to Euromold 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Euromold 2016 takes place from October 25th until 27th at the Exhibition Centre Munich, Germany.

For more information please visit www.euromold.com.

About Euromold
Euromold is the world’s leading trade fair for mold-making, tooling, design, additive manufacturing and product development. Based on the process chain „from design to prototype to series“, it presents products and services, technologies and innovations, and trends for the markets of the future.

The Euromold process chain promotes the formation of networks, partnerships and business relationships. Euromold offers a unique trade fair concept that closes the gap between industrial designers, product developers, fabricators, suppliers and users.

The Euromold trade fair reveals methods for faster, more cost-effective and efficient development and manufacturing of new products. This increasingly plays a central role in the modern economy.

Firmenkontakt
EUROMOLD
Diana Schnabel
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt / Main
+49 (0) 069 27 40 03 – 15
info@airtec.aero
www.euromold.com

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fr financial relations GmbH
Jörn Gleisner
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
+49 (0) 61 72 27 159 20
j.gleisner@financial-relations.de
http://www.financial-relations.de/

Automotive Traffic

GKN Sinter Metals showcases expertise in Additive Manufacturing at Engine Expo 2016

GKN Sinter Metals showcases expertise in Additive Manufacturing at Engine Expo 2016

GKN Sinter Metals stand design for the 2016 Engine Expo

At this year’s Engine Expo in Stuttgart Germany from May 31 to June 02 GKN Sinter Metals will exhibit at stand 3304 with a focus on essential Powder Metallurgy trends in engine component design. GKN will also give insight into its AM capability and the technology’s untapped potential with a lecture at the open technology forum:

2016 Open Technology Forum at the Engine Expo

May 31 – 14:40 – Additive manufacturing – from rapid prototyping to serial manufacturing |
Simon Höges, manager additive manufacturing, GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH, GERMANY
Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to lead to a major change in production processes as they are known today. However, economic and quality aspects need to be considered to enable broader application of the technology. To achieve higher productivity and enable economies of scale, new powder materials are introduced. Along with recent development on AM process speed, the potential to apply AM for serial production is increased. Applications in prototyping, including surface finishing, are shown for automotive applications.

A full service supplier – from powder to part

GKN Sinter Metals offers a broad range of experience for developing AM processes and technologies. As a full service provider, we are offering a one-stop solution for our customers. This includes in the first step an in-house material development of water atomized and gas atomized powders. With our tailored powder solutions, we can match the customers need regarding consistency and purity.

In the second step, we are able to support the design by a FEA based topology optimization. By using bionic honeycomb or mesh structures, combined with topology optimization based on differentiated material loads, GKN Sinter Metals is able to define the optimal load flows within a minimum amount of material. Based on a series of long-term material analysis and a strong simulation competence, GKN is enabled to optimize the structure of the components in creating light weighting with the highest stability.

The following production process in a prototype or volume production is the last step to support the customer on the way from the product idea to the finished product. Our in-house materials test centres even offer services for tensile testing, service life tests, elevated temperature testing or tribological testing.

In a competitive environment, speed is a crucial enabler – getting your solution to market first is a clear advantage. If you would like to know more about our solutions in Additive Manufacturing, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us (infoam@gkn.com) and visit us at our stand.

We are looking forward to meeting you at stand 3304!
Click here for more information about Additive Manufacturing at GKN Sinter Metals. (http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals/technologyandinnovation/additive-manufacturing/Pages/default.aspx)

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and more than 6,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Approximately 56,100 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of GBP 7.7 billion in the year to 31 December 2015.

Kontakt
GKN Sinter Metals
Susanne Hütter
Am Fliegerhorst 9
99947 Bad Langensalza
03603895980
susanne.huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

English Press Releases

SME, DEMAT Partner on EUROMOLD to Strengthen Additive Manufacturing Industry

SME“s 25-year leadership position in additive manufacturing fosters international collaboration, enhances conference and exhibits

SME, DEMAT Partner on EUROMOLD to Strengthen Additive Manufacturing Industry

EUROMOLD Logo (Source: DEMAT GmbH)

(DEARBORN, MICH. – March 4, 2014) – SME, the U.S. leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing expertise and events, has announced that it will partner with DEMAT, to support the additive manufacturing elements of EUROMOLD. The SME/DEMAT strategic relationship will further strengthen EUROMOLD’s position as the world’s leading exhibition on additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

„SME is excited to partner with DEMAT and participate in EUROMOLD,“ said Debbie Holton, director of events and industry strategy, SME.“ Collaboration between the U.S. and Europe is vital to advancing additive manufacturing, as these markets are the largest in 3D technology. Advanced applications, machines and related technologies are constantly being discovered and launched.

„Through this concerted effort – and with other industry expertise – EUROMOLD will continue to be the premier platform to bring people together globally, showcase the latest innovations and drive the technology forward.“

SME“s role in the partnership will be to provide additive manufacturing knowledge to EUROMOLD delegates through a newly expanded technical conference and exhibits. SME will also work with startups and other leading companies to assist them in reaching the world market for additive manufacturing.

„We are very enthusiastic to partner with SME, a highly-respected and leading organization on additive manufacturing and 3D printing,“ said Diana Schnabel, CEO/President of DEMAT. „This marks a significant milestone for our company to further boost EUROMOLD, together with SME, as the leading world fair and conference for additive manufacturing, industrial design, mold-making and tooling and product development.

We look forward to a long-term partnership in order bring the innovations from the U.S. to Europe and bring the entire industry into the ‚Factory of the Future‘!“

From the early days of rapid prototyping 25 years ago, SME members have been the experts and thought leaders in this technology. SME offers professionals and companies the most comprehensive set of resources and programs around 3D technology. It is viewed by many as a top authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

SME + Additive Manufacturing
-RAPID is the longest-running 3D scanning, printing and additive manufacturing conference and exposition in North America. This annual event will celebrate its 25th anniversary May 18-21, 2015.
-SME offers an additive manufacturing certificate program and training through Tooling U-SME to provide and validate specific manufacturing skills.
-Advanced Manufacturing Media offers additive manufacturing content in its print Manufacturing Engineering magazine, as well as a web channel.
-SME members have access to a technical community focused on Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing.
-SME offers various awards, student contests and programs related to additive manufacturing including M.Lab21, SkillsUSA, Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition, the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award and Rippl3D.com.

EUROMOLD Strategic Partnerships

EUROMOLD recently announced a partnership with Wohlers Associates, which will be responsible for the long-term plan and thinking associated with additive manufacturing as it relates to EUROMOLD. The 17th International Wohlers Conference will take place at EUROMOLD 2015.

„The addition of SME as a EUROMOLD partner will enhance the programming and bring an extensive breadth of knowledge in additive manufacturing,“ said Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president, Wohlers Associates. „I am excited to work with SME and DEMAT. Together, we will continue to influence the additive manufacturing industry and help bring it to a new and exciting level.“

EUROMOLD 2015 takes place Sept. 22-25, 2015 at the Exhibition Center Düsseldorf. For more information, visit www.euromold.com (http://www.euromold.com)

About EUROMOLD
EUROMOLD is the world“s leading trade fair for mold-making, tooling, design, additive manufacturing and product development. Based on the process chain „from design to prototype to series,“ it presents products and services, technologies and innovations, and trends for the markets of the future.

The EUROMOLD process chain promotes the formation of networks, partnerships and business relationships. EUROMOLD offers a unique trade fair concept that closes the gap between industrial designers, product developers, fabricators, suppliers and users.

The EUROMOLD trade fair reveals methods for faster, more cost-effective and efficient development and manufacturing of new products. This increasingly plays a central role in the modern economy. The renowned trade fair organiser DEMAT GmbH transfers the successful concept of world-leading EuroMold trade fair to attractive foreign markets on five continents.

Firmenkontakt
DEMAT GmbH / EUROMOLD
Jörn Gleisner
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt / Main
+49 (0) 69 27 40 03-30
presse@demat.com
http://www.demat.com

Pressekontakt
fr financial relations GmbH
Jörn Gleisner
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
+49 (0) 61 72 27 159 20
j.gleisner@financial-relations.de
http://www.financial-relations.de/

English Press Releases

EUROMOLD – four information days met with tremendous interest

The four information and concept days of EUROMOLD 2015 at the exhibition centre in Düsseldorf were very well attended. With the new trade fair concept the organisers are realising the wishes and requirements of the exhibitors

EUROMOLD - four information days met with tremendous interest

EUROMOLD-Logo (Source: @DEMAT GmbH)

Frankfurt/Düsseldorf, 30th January 2015: The organisers of EUROMOLD invited exhibitors to information days at the exhibition site in Düsseldorf on 13th and 15th as well as 20th and 22nd of January 2015. These four days were met with tremendous interest among the exhibitors. Around 130 persons in total attended on the four days. Company representatives took advantage of the opportunity to inform themselves about the new concept, enter into intensive and sometimes controversial discussions about it with the organisers and contribute their suggestions and wishes.

Integrating the wishes and requirements of the exhibitors into the new concept as perfectly as possible in parallel with the move to Düsseldorf is very important to the organisers. „We listened closely to our exhibitors and are going to make numerous changes,“ says Diana Schnabel, Trade Fair Manager for EUROMOLD. This is important for EUROMOLD to continue living up to its status as the largest and leading trade fair in its field. Suggestions, questions and ideas continue to be welcome.

The new concept will be available on 2nd of February at www.euromold.com (http://www.euromold.com) .

EUROMOLD 2015 is being held from 22nd to 25th of September 2015 at the Düsseldorf exhibition site.

About EUROMOLD:
EUROMOLD is the world’s leading trade fair for mold-making and tooling, design and product development. Based on the process chain „from design to prototype to series“, it presents products and services, technologies and innovations, trends and tendencies for the markets of the future. The EUROMOLD process chain promotes the formation of networks, partnerships and business relationships. EUROMOLD offers a unique trade fair concept that closes the gap between industrial designers, product developers, fabricators, suppliers and users. The EUROMOLD trade fair reveals methods for the faster, more cost-effective and efficient development and manufacturing of new products. This increasingly plays a central role in the modern economy. The renowned trade fair organiser DEMAT GmbH transfers the successful concept of world-leading EUROMOLD trade fair to attractive foreign markets on a total of five continents.

Firmenkontakt
DEMAT GmbH / EUROMOLD
Jörn Gleisner
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt / Main
+49 (0) 69 27 40 03-30
presse@demat.com
http://www.demat.com

Pressekontakt
fr financial relations GmbH
Jörn Gleisner
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
+49 (0) 61 72 27 159 20
j.gleisner@financial-relations.de
http://www.financial-relations.de/

English Press Releases

Street Shark 3.0: Hi-tech for sports cars at EuroMold 2014

Street Shark 3.0: Hi-tech for sports cars at EuroMold 2014

Street Shark

Exhibitors at EuroMold – World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development – present Street Shark 3.0, winner of the JEC Innovation Award – the bonnet with sharkskin surface for improved aerodynamics and weight reduction – inn

Frankfurt/Main, 18th November 2014: The Street Shark 3.0 joint project, in which a modified BMW Z4 bonnet and the roof module are fitted with a sharkskin surface, is presented at EuroMold 2014. The improvement in air resistance of the surface texture that was replicated from a real shark is impressive. The Street Shark will be on display at EuroMold at the EschmannStahl stand (J122) in Hall 8.0.

The new Street Shark 3.0 version exhibited here is a further development of the aerodynamic properties and weight optimisation of the hood. Recent findings from wind tunnel tests have also been incorporated, which led to an increase in the scaling by 20% compared to the previous version, with the effect that the flow resistance was reduced even more and the aerodynamics optimised. In addition to its vehicle tuning functionality, this innovative product offers exciting application possibilities in a variety of industries, for example, in the wind energy or sports and leisure industries. The aerodynamic advantages that the technology offers, makes its application in the railway and aviation sectors as well as in boat building a natural extension of its properties; such projects are already in the planning stage. Moreover, besides the sharkskin, other bionic surface structures are also conceivable, such as stain-resistant or self-healing surfaces, or other kinds of patterns such as a wooden look.

The development of the Street Shark 3.0 is a collaborative project of Eschmann-Textures (specialist for surface design), the Frimo Group (plant and machinery specialists), Huntsman, ISL (Berlac Group), Rühl, C4C and DStyle, who is responsible for the new design that is inspired by motorsport.

In May this year the project has received the prestigious JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Category. As the world’s largest organisation for the entire composites industry, the JEC Group has been awarding companies for innovative projects in the context of its Innovation Award Programme since 1998.

Please visit www.euromold.com (http://www.euromold.com) for more information.

About EuroMold:
EuroMold is the world’s leading trade fair for mould-making and tooling, design and product development and celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2014. Based on the process chain „from design to prototype to series“, it presents products and services, technologies and innovations, trends and tendencies for the markets of the future. The EuroMold process chain promotes the formation of networks, partnerships and business relationships. EuroMold offers a unique trade fair concept that closes the gap between industrial designers, product developers, fabricators, suppliers and users. The EuroMold trade fair reveals methods for the faster, more cost-effective and efficient development and manufacturing of new products. This increasingly plays a central role in the modern economy. The renowned trade fair organiser DEMAT GmbH transfers the successful concept of world-leading EuroMold trade fair to attractive foreign markets on a total of five continents.

Firmenkontakt
DEMAT GmbH / EuroMold
Jörn Gleisner
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt / Main
+49 (0) 69 27 40 03-30
presse@demat.com
http://www.demat.com

Pressekontakt
fr financial relations GmbH
Jörn Gleisner
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
+49 (0) 61 72 27 159 20
j.gleisner@financial-relations.de
http://www.financial-relations.de/