GKN Powder Metallurgy, the world’s leading supplier of powder metal solutions, crafts metal powder into high performance components for industrial and automotive applications. We partner with customers as a full solutions provider from concept and design to full production.
An unparalleled advantage of PM capabilities has already hit the automotive industry, proving the technology’s abilities. To provide the profound advantages to all customers, GKN Powder Metallurgy expanded its network into Industrial markets. With over 500 engineers across 10 countries, GKN provides unparalleled PM solutions for any customer.
So, why choose GKN’s PM technology for Industrial applications?
Advanced CNC Press Technology
One of the greatest advantages of powder metal technology is the ability to create near net shape components. GKN’s Advanced CNC Press Technology provides the opportunity to reduce secondary operations and gives customers greater design flexibility for products.
We leverage our internal tooling design and manufacturing capability to optimize the compaction process. Because of our Advanced CNC Presses, the boundaries for product design expands with high volume production at a lower cost.
GKN is a proven leader in advanced aluminum lightweight technology with high thermal conductivity materials for structural and heat transfer applications.
GKN’s Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) create the largest advantage for lightweight savings. What are Aluminum MMCs? GKN’s Aluminum MMCs are designed with ceramic particles, equally dispersed within the aluminum alloy matrix, producing an aluminum alloy that improves static and dynamic performance.
How has GKN specialized this technology? The thermal properties and wear resistance of GKN’s Aluminum MMC materials create unmatched efficiency savings. The material can perform for the strength needed in an application that die cast aluminum is unable to handle.
Our lightweight products typically see overall weight savings of up to 50 to 60 percent. Lightweight powder metal products for assemblies, hand tools and gears can create competitive advantages for lighter and more efficient portable applications.
Additive Manufacturing continues to lead the growth opportunities in Industrial markets, by changing the way components are produced. GKN combines its longstanding PM expertise in other markets with advanced 3D printing technology to take on customer’s AM opportunities. We offer the widest range of advanced AM technologies and materials, including binder jetting and laser additive manufacturing.
Our AM components are already flying and driving around the world – reducing weight, manufacturing time and cost. To be at the forefront of the industry, GKN has dedicated a global team to advancing AM technology with powder metal technology to become the leader in the Industrial markets.
The drive toward electrification pushes further than the automotive industry, as all markets look to reduce weight and create environmentally-friendly, compact applications.
With our ‘Design for PM’ approach, we offer new solutions for electric pumps, eMotor components and gears. Our innovative PM designs enable highly integrated and compact systems which use fewer components and reduce assembly efforts.
PM optimized components can offer three benefits at once:
- Less complexity and assembly
- Better thermal behavior made from one unique material
- A much more compact design
Are you ready to learn more about GKN Powder Metallurgy’s capabilities, and don’t want to wait until HANNOVER MESSE USA in September? Connect with John Noteman, Global Sales Director of Industrial Markets, with any questions or inquiries: