PM specialist GKN Powder Metallurgy plans to inaugurate a dedicated digital area for metal additive manufacturing (AM) during an event at its plant in Bonn, Germany.
The focus of the area will be on reducing lead times, by concentrating on the implementation of digital and production processes. Plans are to make a noticeable reduction in development and production times of prototype construction in the automotive area. In addition, using digital processes could have considerable advantages compared to conventional process chain and production methods, the company says. The plant in Bonn will fulfill the ISO 16949 (automotive), AS 9100 (aerospace) and ISO 13485 (medical devices) certifications.
‘As an innovation leader in Metal AM serial production, we are fully committed to taking a pioneering role in the industry in terms of digitalizing our company and our offers,’ said Guido Degen, senior vice president business development & advanced technology. ‘We will actively shape the future and demonstrate that we can do this with the next step we take with our metal AM serial production plant.’
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