GKN Sinter Metals has developed a new ecommerce platform for metal additive manufacturing.
GKN Sinter Metals has developed a new ecommerce platform for metal additive manufacturing.

GKN Sinter Metals has developed a new ecommerce platform for metal additive manufacturing (AM) called InstAMetal.

The platform will reportedly allow users to order prototypes made by Metal AM online by uploading a 3D model. Orders can be placed 24/7 anywhere around the globe and generate instant quoting. GKN developed the platform software together with 3YOURMIND, a leader in innovative 3D printing software solutions.

‘Our aim is to make the ordering of metal AM prototypes as easy as placing an order on Amazon for our customers,’ said Dr Peter Oberparleiter, CEO of GKN Powder Metallurgy.

GKN is now inviting customers to register as beta testers. After testing the platform at their workplace, their input and feedback will help the company as it improves InstAMetal for its market launch in autumn 2017

The beta tester can be found here.

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.