GE Additive, Concept Laser and Arcam AB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GKN to collaborate on additive manufacturing (AM). The companies will provide 3D printing machines and services to GKN, allowing them to be a GE Additive ‘production partner’. GKN also becomes a non-exclusive preferred AM powder supplier to GE Additive and its affiliated companies.

GKN will also work with GE Additive on part development projects on powder bed machines to enable new market opportunities, while GE Additive’s engineering consulting team will help GKN industrialize AM machines.

‘GE Additive and GKN both understand the transformative power that additive manufacturing will have in the aerospace and automotive industries,’ said vice president and general manager of GE Additive, Mohammad Ehteshami.

‘We look forward to working with GE Additive on this revolutionary technology,’ said Jos Sclater, Head of Strategy at GKN. ‘GKN has a strong history of producing and certifying AM parts and powder, and by working together, GKN and GE can accelerate future developments in additive manufacturing and meet the growing demand we’re seeing across a range of industries.’

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