GKN Powder Metallurgy announced in an official release that it has opened a new additive manufacturing (AM) customer center and a North American Powder Metallurgy Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Spanning across 38,260 square feet, the new facility expands the company’s global 3D printing network and extends its scope of in-house powder metallurgy capabilities.
The new center will house more than 80 employees from GKN Powder Metallurgy’s business, GKN Additive, Hoeganaes, and GKN Sinter Metals. The new center has been opened to offer exceptional customer experiences.
Expressing delight over the opening of the new center, Reid Southby, President at GKN Sinter Metals Large Segment said, “We are excited to start a new journey in Auburn Hills with a space that is dedicated to our team, our community and the advanced technology we create for our customers”.
“This building reinforces our commitment to the North American market and continued global growth,” added Mr. Southby.
The building includes a 3,200 square foot AM Customer Center, equipped with two EOS M290 Direct Metal Laser Sinter (DMLS) printers. The DMLS machines incorporate powder bed fusion technology, creating functional prototypes within a two-week lead time and allowing customers to test factors such as usability, ergonomics, manufacturability and materials in the early stages of the development process.
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The new center expands GKN Powder Metallurgy’s global 3D printing network, providing customers the exclusive opportunity for efficient lead times and local customer support at their fingertips. The building offers room for growth, and GKN Powder Metallurgy stays committed to global development in metal AM for prototypes, medium series and aftermarket.
“GKN Powder Metallurgy is at an exhilarating point in its journey of growth and innovation. We now have the opportunity to provide our customers and strategic partners with local and exceptional support on all fronts of our business,” concludes Southby.
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