Innovation and trends

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.

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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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

We are an expert in metal powder combined with years of experience in the sinter processes. GKN offers a broad 
range of experience for developing AM processes 
and technologies that enables us to start the industrialisation of AM into automotive, industrial and aerospace.

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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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