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As 3D printing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) increase, there is one technology that will increase performance, decrease weight, and meet all regulations - Powder Metallurgy (PM). Every year the technology becomes better and creative ideas expand the PM market. Take a look at the following markets and see some of the PM parts behind the scenes that help make the world a better place.

Automotive

Currently, the majority of PM products we produce go into automotive applications. While the majority of the PM automotive market is still ferrous metals, lighter materials like aluminum are expected to accelerate growth as lightweighting demands increase.

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Automation

Industry 4.0 is exponentially growing the use of electronics in manufacturing. Powder Metallurgy (PM) and Metal Injection Molded parts are able to be mass produced in a continuous process that can meet the high tolerance electronics application require.

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Renewable energy

A safe storage solution for hydrogen has always been a challenge. As hydrogen is a key renewable energy source, GKN's innovation has stepped up to this challenge in the design of a safe hydrogen storage unit based on metal hydrid.

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Consumer products

Powder Metallurgy (PM) often works behind the scenes in many consumer goods like smart phones, lawn mowers or refrigerators; improving products people use every day without anyone knowing.

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Porous solutions

Porous Metal solutions offer substantial benefits in all kinds of industrial and chemical processes. There are some dedicated markets that depend on porous products and solutions (like metal filters and aerators) to keep the production line moving.  

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Medical engineering

Every human body is different. This can make manufacturing in the medical industry difficult with custom and complex parts. Fortunately, powder metallurgy processes such as metal injection molding (MIM) and 3D printing are the right fit for this market. 

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