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
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.
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.
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.
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.