US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre.

”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,” said Reid Southby, president, GKN Sinter Metals Large Segment. “This building reinforces our commitment to the North American market and continued global growth.”

The centre is equipped with two EOS M290 direct metal laser sinter (DMLS) 3D printers. These incorporate powder bed fusion technology, allowing GKN to create functional prototypes within a two-week lead time. 

GKN also recently completed a project with 12 partners. Its goal was to integrate a metallic 3D printing into the conventional production lines of the automotive industry. These lines were located at BMW’s additive manufacturing centre in Munich, as well as GKN’s factory in Bonn.