Innovation

Breakthrough innovations are inspiring us to broaden our horizons and explore new possibilities in production and engineering. Advanced technologies combined with our outstanding expertise enable us to redefine what is possible.

Together with our customers, we turn ideas into innovations that push boundaries. These are innovations that have the power to change the world.

High Productivity Binder Jetting

High Productivity Binder Jetting

HP and GKN Powder Metallurgy are combining their forces to drive the industrialization of binder jetting across the whole Additive Manufacturing value chain. HP Metal Jet is the world’s most advanced 3D printing technology, providing up to 50 times more productivity at significantly lower cost than other binder jetting systems.

In an industry-first collaboration, GKN is partnering with HP to deploy HP Metal Jet in its production plants to produce functional metal parts automotive and industrial leaders.

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Lightweight Aluminum Technology

Lightweight Aluminum Technology

Industries are continuously looking for solutions to lower mass without compromising efficiency for components. Our powder metallurgy (PM) lightweight aluminum technology allows customers to reduce mass and inertia, while improving wear resistance and thermal efficiency. For us, reduction shouldn’t come at a cost. That means our technology optimizes strength at the lightest weight.

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Electrification

Electrification

The growing trend toward automotive electrification drives a long agenda of changes and challenges for both internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE) and the diverse range of full or partially electrified vehicles (EV and Hybrid EV). Innovative, cost effective solutions using powder metallurgy help address the challenges of the electrifed world. 

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Hydrogen Technology

Hydrogen Technology

A new alloy is reinventing an old technology and making engineers take a second look. GKN explores the role metal hydrides play to ensure safe and reliable zero-emission energy storage for residential applications.

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

New technologies and solution are being developed and brought to market at high speed. As with all transformational changes there are countless challenges, ideas and modules on how to get there, like: Digital transformation, Industry 4.0, IoT, cloud computing, tool machine 4.0, and digital shop floor. At GKN we manage our Industry 4.0 transformation process through our digital business model.

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Innovation Culture

Innovation Culture

Within Powder Metallurgy we are more than 7000 forward-thinkers striving to find solutions to the world’s problems. To us, change and innovation are an opportunity to make work more soulful and productive.

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