Logistics company PostNord AB has continued a partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy to order metal 3D printed parts.
Logistics company PostNord AB has continued a partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy to order metal 3D printed parts.

Logistics company PostNord AB has continued a partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy to order metal 3D printed parts.

Last year, PostNord launched, via its subsidiary PostNord Strålfors, a 3D portal which allows users to work with the entire chain in an encrypted environment, from idea to 3D production on demand. The portal enables an ordering process with price automating for quick price information on 3D parts. Through its collaboration with GKN it now becomes possible to print metal parts, the companies say.

‘3D printing creates enormous opportunities for companies to change the entire approach to their supply chain, from manufacturing to logistics and warehousing,’ said Ylva Ekborn, CEO of PostNord Strålfors Group. ‘Together, PostNord and GKN Powder Metallurgy are bridging the logistics gap to enable global manufacturers to get 3D printed parts faster where they need to go in the Nordic region.’

‘We have joined forces with PostNord AB, because we believe in the immense potential of decentralized, distributed manufacturing backed by secure data transfer and secure printing, enabling companies to print complex and customizable objects autonomously on demand,’ added Guido Degen, president additive manufacturing at GKN Powder Metallurgy.

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