Metal Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing enables completely new thinking in material, design and manufacturing.
We are an expert in metal powder, combining knowledge with years of experience in the sinter processes.GKN offers a broad range of experience in developing AM processes and technologies that enables us to start the industrialisation of AM into automotive, industrial and aerospace.
Design for additive manufacturing
Based on a series of long-term material analysis and a strong simulation competence, GKN is enabled to optimize the structure of the components to create the lowest weight with the highest stability.
TO is based on several approximation steps, precisely adapting the design on the respective technical requirements. For example, GKN created a highly effective rocker lever for alightweight application. The design is based on two loading conditions. The calculation results in a lightweight part within the mechanical requirements of the application depending on the fatigue material properties and calculated stresses.