At this year’s Engine Expo in Stuttgart Germany from May 31 to June 02 GKN Sinter Metals will exhibit at stand 3304 with a focus on essential Powder Metallurgy trends in engine component design. GKN will also give insight into its AM capability and the technology’s untapped potential with a lecture at the open technology forum:
2016 Open Technology Forum at the Engine Expo
May 31 – 14:40 – Additive manufacturing – from rapid prototyping to serial manufacturing |
Simon Höges, manager additive manufacturing, GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH, GERMANY
Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to lead to a major change in production processes as they are known today. However, economic and quality aspects need to be considered to enable broader application of the technology. To achieve higher productivity and enable economies of scale, new powder materials are introduced. Along with recent development on AM process speed, the potential to apply AM for serial production is increased. Applications in prototyping, including surface finishing, are shown for automotive applications.
A full service supplier – from powder to part
GKN Sinter Metals offers a broad range of experience for developing AM processes and technologies. As a full service provider, we are offering a one-stop solution for our customers. This includes in the first step an in-house material development of water atomized and gas atomized powders. With our tailored powder solutions, we can match the customers need regarding consistency and purity.
In the second step, we are able to support the design by a FEA based topology optimization. By using bionic honeycomb or mesh structures, combined with topology optimization based on differentiated material loads, GKN Sinter Metals is able to define the optimal load flows within a minimum amount of material. Based on a series of long-term material analysis and a strong simulation competence, GKN is enabled to optimize the structure of the components in creating light weighting with the highest stability.
The following production process in a prototype or volume production is the last step to support the customer on the way from the product idea to the finished product. Our in-house materials test centres even offer services for tensile testing, service life tests, elevated temperature testing or tribological testing.
In a competitive environment, speed is a crucial enabler – getting your solution to market first is a clear advantage. If you would like to know more about our solutions in Additive Manufacturing, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us (email@example.com) and visit us at our stand.
We are looking forward to meeting you at stand 3304!
Click here for more information about Additive Manufacturing at GKN Sinter Metals. (http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals/technologyandinnovation/additive-manufacturing/Pages/default.aspx)
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. Approximately 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 GBP 7.7 billion in the year to 31 December 2015.
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