GKN Aerospace has set out plans to establish a new global technology center in the UK. The new 10,000 m2 center is expected to open in 2020 and will employ 300 engineers. The aim is for the the facility to incorporate space for research and development with universities, the UK’s CATAPULT network and GKN Aerospace’s UK supply chain.

GKN says that the center, located in Bristol, will focus on additive manufacturing (AM), advanced composites, assembly and industry 4.0 processes to help improve the rate production of aircraft structures. 3D printing company Additive Industries will join the company to develop AM in the co-located process and application development center.

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