Experts from the automotive and manufacturing technology industries attended at a workshop at GKN.
Experts from the automotive and manufacturing technology industries attended at a workshop at GKN.

Experts from the automotive and manufacturing technology industries have attended at a workshop at GKN to learn more about the new possibilities of metal additive manufacturing (AM) in series production, the company reports.

‘There is no stopping the advancement of metal AM,’ said Ümit Aydin, global BD additive manufacturing. ‘We all agree on this future technology’s huge potential. ‘But on the threshold of series production, we must carefully consider the pros and cons in each and every case.’

The workshop highlighted both the technical and commercial aspects of possible AM manufacturing and made use of the company’s MetalFAB1, AM machine that can enable series production parts for engines and transmissions.

GKN Sinter Metal’s next AM workshop is planned for the first quarter of 2017.

This story is reprinted from material from GKN, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.