Accelerating the Future of Digital Metal Additive Manufacturing
GKN Additive, combined with Forecast 3D, builds on GKN Powder Metallurgy’s dual expertise in powder production and metal processing to drive industrialization across the whole Additive Manufacturing value chain. From advanced metal powders to design and manufacturing services, we push new technologies to the limit to make them simpler, faster, and more accessible.
We're pushing the limits in speed and productivity! By providing the first fully digitized AM Value Stream for automotive and industrial products, we're bringing 3D printing to another level, driving forward the industrialization and digitization of AM.
Design for AM
- enabling design for function
- fatigue and topology optimization
- Identifying value @ AM experience days
AM Process Technolgies
- from high performance laser sintering to high productivity binder jetting
- full range of materials
- global footprint with a worldwide printnetwork on all continents
- first fully IATF 16949 certified AM production
- world class production system
- from high purity to high productivity advanced AM materials
- Aero (AS 9100) and automotive (ISO TS 16949) certified
- new material development
- full material characterization capabilities
As a digital manufacturer of metal AM parts and materials for prototypes, medium series and the aftermarket, our AM production plants are embedded in Industry 4.0, and backed by an intelligent global print network for maximum efficiency and prompt delivery to our customers.
We adopt our operational and digital capabilities to AM to create a new level of speed and productivity, and enable customers to rethink existing ways of developing products.
New Materials for Metal Binder Jetting
Material variety is a critical success factor for the future mass adoption of Metal Binder Jetting.
As a global leader in metal powder solutions, we are working on this challenge by leveraging our combined powder know-how from PM, MIM, and AM processes. We've already introduced the materials 316L, 17-4PH (booth stainless steels) and FSLA (Free Sintering Low Alloy) that have been fully tailored to the Binder AM process.
Additive Manufacturing has the potential to reinvent product design and traditional manufacturing. It allows new shapes of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, as well as customized components for automotive and industrial products.
Learn how the re-design of a bicycle pedal crank for additive manufacturing and the use of different Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, such as topology optimization, stress analysis and -reduction, and fatigue evaluation opened up new design opportunities.Find out more
We're introducing new Low Alloy steels that tap new potential in Additive Manufacturing. Finally, the market benefits from AM tailored materials and is not limited to casting- or forging alloys anymore.Find out more
Senior Flexonics partners with GKN to push the innovation envelope across the manufacturing industry. Check out the full case study!Find out more
Eliminate 80 percent of weight by redesigning hydraulic blocks in additive manufacturing and improve their performance with GKN Additive.Find out more
Learn how Porsche Engineering benefits from GKN's Additive Manufacturing steel 20MnCr5 to improve its e-drive powertrain components on multiple levels.Find out more
WHY GKN ADDITIVE
Industrializing Additive Manufacturing Globally
Our vision is to drive industrialization across the whole AM value chain from advanced metal powders to design and manufacturing services.
- Global scale additive solutions for automotive and industrial markets
- Industry 4.0 with full-scale production and global print network
- Expertise in digital powder production and metal processing
- Materials expertise and world-wide partnerships
- High quality and precision AM solutions and techniques
Binder AM Material Datasheets - GKN Additive Components
Laser AM Material Datasheets - GKN Additive ComponentsGKN Additive - Material Datasheet Inconel IN625 (Laser AM) (161 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet 1.4404 - 316L (Laser AM) (309 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet High Productivity 316L (103 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet 1.2709 (Laser AM) (309 kb)GKN Additive - Material datasheet 20MnCr5 (Laser AM) (85 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet Dual Phase Low Alloy Steel (Laser AM) (315 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet AlSi10Mg (Laser AM) (308 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet AlSi10Mg High Productivity (Laser AM) (206 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet CuCr1Zr (Laser AM) (308 kb)GKN Additive - Material Datasheet Pure Cu (Laser AM) (219 kb)
Material Datasheets - GKN Additive MaterialsAncorTi CP 6AI4V (442 kb)AncorAM Ti6242 (345 kb)AncorAM Ti5553 (411 kb)AncorTi Beta 21s (995 kb)Nitinol (436 kb)AncorAM IN718 (450 kb)AncorAM IN625 (470 kb)AncorAM 316L (537 kb)AncorAM 17-4PH (538 kb)Nickle Free Stainless Steel (313 kb)AncorAM 1.2709 (489 kb)AncorAM H13 (511 kb)Low Alloy Steels (513 kb)Dual Phase Alloys - DPLA (350 kb)Dual Phase Alloys - FSLA (350 kb)Aluminum Alloys (685 kb)AncorAM Copper (538 kb)
Technical Papers and Documents
ArticlesComponent manufacturing going digital with GKN Additive (673 kb)Design und Auslegungsprozess fuer eine additiv gefertigte Fahrradtretkurbel (598 kb)Formnext Magazine - we're not fixated on the automotive industry (2.33 mb)GKN Powder Metallurgy - Moving metal additive manufacturing towards mass production with HP (585 kb)How GKN Additive is broadening metal AM horizons with DPLA steel (932 kb)Thermal heat treatment magazine - interview with Dr.-Ing- Markus Schneider on Additive Manufacturing (German) (312 kb)
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