GKN Powder Metallurgy Opens New Facility in Michigan

May 7, 2019

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GKN Powder Metallurgy Opens New Facility in Michigan
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German firm GKN Powder Metallurgy recently held a ribbon cutting event to mark the opening of its new North America Powder Metallurgy Headquarters and Additive Manufacturing (AM) Customer Center in Auburn Hills, MI, the company announced Monday.

“We’re excited to start a new journey in Auburn Hills with a space that is dedicated to our team, our community, and the advanced technology,” the president of GKN’s Sinter Metals Large segment, Reid Southby, said in a release. “This building reinforces our commitment to the North American market and continued global growth.”

GKN’s facility contains 20,700 sq ft of collaborative working space and 17,700 sq ft for shop floor areas. The 3200-sq-ft AM Customer Center features two EOS M290 Direct Metal Laser Sinter (DMLS) printers, allowing GKN Powder Metallurgy to create prototypes in under two weeks for product development. 

More than 80 workers from three GKN businesses – GKN Sinter Metals, GKN Additive, and Hoeganaes – will be housed at the site. 

“GKN Powder Metallurgy is at an exhilarating point in its journey of growth and innovation,” said Southby. “We now have the opportunity to provide our customers and strategic partners with local and exceptional support on all fronts of our business.”

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