06 05 2019

GKN Powder Metallurgy announces new North American PM Headquarters and AM Customer Center

GKN Powder Metallurgy has announced the opening of its new North American Powder Metallurgy Headquarters and Additive Manufacturing (AM) Customer Center. The 38,260 square foot facility, located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, expands the company’s global 3D printing network and extends its scope of in-house powder metallurgy capabilities.

Housing over 80 employees from the three GKN Powder Metallurgy’s businesses, Hoeganaes, GKN Sinter Metals and GKN Additive, the space is designed to inspire teamwork and enhance exceptional customer experiences. The building includes 20,700 square feet of collaborative working areas and 17,700 square feet of shop floor space to complete the cohesive working environment.

PM Headquarters Opening
GKN Powder Metallurgy celebrated the opening of its North American PM Headquarter and AM Customer Center with an internal celebration on April 8.

“We are excited to start a new journey in Auburn Hills with a space that is dedicated to our team, our community and the advanced technology we create for our customers,” said Reid Southby, President, GKN Sinter Metals Large Segment.  “This building reinforces our commitment to the North American market and continued global growth.”

The building includes a 3,200 square foot AM Customer Center, equipped with two EOS M290 Direct Metal Laser Sinter (DMLS) printers. The DMLS machines incorporate powder bed fusion technology, creating functional prototypes within a two-week lead time and allowing customers to test factors such as usability, ergonomics, manufacturability and materials in the early stages of the development process.

This metro-Detroit location expands GKN Powder Metallurgy’s global 3D printing network, providing customers the exclusive opportunity for efficient lead times and local customer support at their fingertips. The building offers room for growth, and GKN Powder Metallurgy stays committed to global development in metal AM for prototypes, medium series and aftermarket.

“GKN Powder Metallurgy is at an exhilarating point in its journey of growth and innovation,” Southby added. “We now have the opportunity to provide our customers and strategic partners with local and exceptional support on all fronts of our business.”

About GKN Powder Metallurgy

GKN Powder Metallurgy solves complex challenges in automotive and industrial markets with sustainable and innovative solutions through best-in-class powder metallurgy technology. The company is a world-class provider of powder metal materials, components, applications, and electrification solutions through its three business units GKN Powders/Hoeganaes, GKN Sinter Metals and GKN Additive. GKN Powder Metallurgy is committed to sustainable goals by providing leading powder metal expertise, innovative engineering, and extensive process experience to transform ideas into production. The company recently announced its expansion into permanent magnets, with the intention to build production facilities in Europe and North America with a capacity of up to 4,000 tons. GKN Powder Metallurgy is part of Dowlais Group plc and empowers more than 5,000 innovative thinkers in 27 locations, setting its global engineering network at the highest standard.


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