2/23/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

GKN and EOS Form Collaboration Aimed at AM for Automotive Market

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The two companies aim to develop metal additive manufacturing for automotive applications.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy has joined forces with EOS in a collaboration, primarily aimed at the automotive market, to further develop business-to-business industrial 3D printing. By combining GKN’s capabilities in material and design as well as experience developing and producing metal powder materials with EOS’s holistic AM solutions, the companies hope to take the next step toward series metal additive manufacturing for automotive applications.

“Metal AM has huge potential to shape the future of industrial manufacturing and its products, and elevating this to a new level,” says Dr. Peter Oberparleiter, CEO of GKN. “EOS and GKN will take on this challenge together. We want to ensure that more and more companies recognize and use the potential of this innovative technology. At the same time, we want to considerably expand the areas of application with new materials by testing and ultimately using them in series production,”

“The collaboration between GKN and EOS is another important step towards integrating industrial 3D printing into existing and future production lines and to leverage the benefits of AM technology for series production,” says Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS. “With GKN we have the right partner who offers a high degree of experience with its global presence and its high-performance production for the automotive industry.”

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