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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 announces launch of updated website

New site sets focus on innovative PM product solutions and helps to understand GKN’s new life-changing technologies

GKN Sinter Metals announces launch of updated website

New site sets focus on innovative PM product solutions

GKN Sinter Metals has launched the updated website www.gkn.com/sintermetals (http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals/Pages/default.aspx) . The site went live in the beginning of March and introduces a simplified, functional navigation as well as a lot of exciting new content.

Great new features of the website include:
– New and interactive landing page with quick links to all relevant sections of the site.
– Revised Technology & Innovation area with microsites about GKN Sinter Metals range of life-changing technologies which are Additive Manufacturing, Hydrogen Storage, Soft Magnetic Composites for e-Motors and High Performance Gears. All microsites are loaded with brand new educational PDFs and videos. Individual contact forms enable for a direct access to GKN´s technology experts.
– A new microsite showing GKN’s capability in „Prototyping in AM“.
– An updated Careers area with an overview of the latest vacancies and access to all of GKN Sinter Metals Social Media pages.
– A new „Awards & Recognition“ overview that lists GKN Sinter Metals customer awards and certifications.
– The locations map where website visitors can search for PM Innovation Showrooms, places where innovation can be seen and experienced interactively.
– A simplified contact form to get in touch as quickly and easy as possible.
– A new look & feel transported by top banner images throughout all areas of the website.

„We wanted to create a website that makes it exiting to browse for GKN´s innovation in sintered metal“, explains Alfons Geueke, Global Marketing Director of GKN Sinter Metals. „The new site is highly functional and has a strong educational focus. We are sure this will encourage the users to gain a deeper understanding our expertise and global market leadership. All in all we aim to provide solutions made by complex metal shapes to our customers and the market place on a still faster and more global scale.“

We hope you’ll find the new website exiting and informative as we do. Your feedback is very important for us in order to further improve our offerings. So feel free to browse the site and send your comments and suggestions to: infoeu@gknsintermetals.com

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
Susanne Hütter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
+49 (0) 3603 895980
Susanne.Huetter@gkn.com
www.gkn.com/sintermetals

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Wichtige Personalmeldung der GKN Automotive

GKN ernennt Peter Moelgg zum President of Engineering GKN Automotive

Wichtige Personalmeldung der GKN Automotive

Peter Moelgg ist neuer President of Engineering GKN Automotive (Bildquelle: GKN Automotive)

Redditch, England, 26. Februar 2015

Peter Moelgg, neu ernannter President of Engineering GKN Automotive, ist jetzt für die Geschäftsbereiche GKN Driveline und GKN Powder Metallurgy zuständig.

GKN Driveline ist der weltweit führende Anbieter von Antriebskomponenten und -systemen für den Automobilbereich; GKN Powder Metallurgy stellt Präzisionsbauteile aus Pulvermetall für Motoren, Chassis, Getriebebauteile und Antriebssysteme her.

Peter Moelgg das Engineering in beiden Geschäftsbereichen leiten und sich dafür einsetzen, für die expandierende Kundenbasis im Automobilsektor innovative, marktführende Technologiekonzepte zu ermitteln und auf den Markt zu bringen.

Seit seinem Einstieg bei GKN im Jahr 1979 hatte Moelgg zahlreiche führende Positionen im Bereich Engineering und Management bei GKN Driveline und GKN Powder Metallurgy inne, nicht zuletzt als President Europe and Asia Pacific bei GKN Sinter Metals. Unter seiner Führung wurde ein GKN Automotive Technology Council zur Entwicklung neuer Lösungen gegründet.
Moelgg dazu: „Technologie ist nicht nur der Kern dessen, was GKN ausmacht, sondern auch ein wesentlicher Faktor unserer Strategie; wir entwickeln die innovativen, intelligenten Elektroantriebs- und Allradantriebssysteme der Zukunft und behaupten gleichzeitig unsere Führungsstellung bei konventionellen Antriebssystemen.

„Ich bin auf mein neues Aufgabenfeld sehr gespannt; GKN verfügt über eine Fülle technischer Expertise und Erfahrung und profitiert von den Geschäftsbereichen Driveline und Powder Metallurgy. Mir ist sehr daran gelegen, unsere Technologie als Ganzes in unseren Geschäftsfeldern im Automobilsektor rasch zu entwickeln, damit unsere Kunden von dieser marktführenden Technologie profitieren können.“

Dazu erklärte Andrew Reynolds Smith, Chief Executive von GKN Automotive: „Die Automobilbranche gerät zunehmend unter Druck, Autos effizienter und leistungsstärker zu konzipieren, die für ein exzellentes Fahrgefühl sorgen. Dank intelligenter Antriebssysteme und leichterer Fahrzeugkomponenten und -systeme können wir dieses Ziel erreichen. Wir setzen alles daran, die besten Technologien für den heutigen Markt zu entwickeln und große Summen in fortschrittliche, zukunftssichere Technologien zu investieren.“

GKN Driveline wurde 2015 gleich zweimal für seine innovativen Technologien nominiert – mit den Automotive News 2015 PACE Awards. Ein Gremium unabhängiger Juroren aus der Industrie hat ein innovatives 2-Gang-Elektrogetriebe für Hybrid- und Elektroautos sowie einen abschaltbaren Allradantrieb für Kompakt-SUVs in die engere Auswahl gezogen.

Moelgg wird in Bruneck in Italien tätig sein; neben seiner Arbeit begeistert er sich für Outdoor-Aktivitäten wie Wandern, Segeln und Skifahren. Seinem Vorgänger Rob Rickell, jetzt GKN President Group Technology, untersteht die Kontrolle der Technologie-Entwicklung und Innovation im gesamten GKN-Konzern.

GKN plc ist ein internationaler Engineering-Konzern – seine Technologien und Produkte kommen in Fahrzeugen und Flugzeugen der weltweit führenden Hersteller zum Einsatz. GKN unterteilt sich in vier Geschäftsbereiche: GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace und GKN Land Systems. GKN beschäftigt in seinen Unternehmen und Joint Ventures in mehr als 30 Ländern insgesamt rund 50.000 Mitarbeiter.

Firmenkontakt
GKN Driveline
Michael Clarke
Ipsley House 55
B98 0AJ Redditch – WORCESTERSHIRE
+44 1527 533 660
michael.clarke@gkndriveline.com
http://www.gkn.com

Pressekontakt
AutoCom Deutschland e.K. Public Relations
Peter Richter
Kirchplatz 3
53619 Rheinbreitbach
02224 – 91 98 091
peter.richter@autcom-deutschland.de
http://www.autocom-deutschland.de