GKN POWDER METALLURGY REVIEW
Driving up margins
GKN Powder Metallurgy comprises GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes. GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components as well as components for industrial and consumer applications. Hoeganaes is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal powder, the essential raw material for powder metallurgy.
Variable vane oil pump
What we do
• Sintered components for engines and transmissions, as well as pumps, bodies and chassis, and compressors. • Sintered bearings and lters. • Metal injection moulded components. • Metal powders. • So magnetic components for use in electric motors. • Sintered components for numerous industrial applications.
Key strategic activities
To support the achievement of the Group’s ve strategic objectives, GKN Powder Metallurgy is focusing on the following areas: • Developing ‘Design for Powder Metallurgy’ applications to meet the rapidly developing requirements for high e ciency engines, advanced transmission applications, weight reduction and evolving emissions standards • Expanding the business in high-growth markets, supporting customers globally • Enhancing performance of metal powders.
Partially densi ed GKN helical gear
Light weight and performance without compromise
STATE OF THE ART EMERGING FUTURE
The highest level of technology and products we deliver to customers today.
Where GKN know-how in advanced technologies and continuous investment is changing the status quo.
Where we are creating technology that will help shape tomorrow’s world.
As vehicle manufacturers explore opportunities to reduce vehicle weight with new materials, especially in eDrive applications, GKN Powder Metallurgy has developed a process for variable surface densi cation which allows accurate strengthening of de ned areas of the gear. The extended use of powder metallurgy technology will enable vehicle manufacturers to adopt lighter vehicle architectures that still deliver a re ned driving experience. See more at www.gkn.com
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