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Tuesday, February 19 2019 - 19:00
GKN Additive Opens First Customer Center in China
DANYANG, China, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

By sharing expertise, GKN Additive aims to accelerate adoption of Metal 
Additive Manufacturing in China for the automotive market

GKN Additive [], a leader 
in the metal additive manufacturing market, providing solutions from powder to 
design concept to production, has opened the doors of its first customer center 
in China. At the state-of-the-art facility in Danyang, customers and partners 
can learn about all aspects of metal 3D printing and work with GKN Additive's 
engineers to design and print components with hands-on prototyping workshops.


The new location now extends the reach of GKN Additive's global print network 
to Asia. Today, six R&D and manufacturing locations across Europe, North 
America and Asia form a digital print network, embedded in Industry 4.0, to 
ensure global scalability and faster delivery to GKN Additive's customers.

"China is the world's largest automotive market and automotive manufacturing 
country for conventional and new energy vehicles. Automotive development 
activities have shifted from traditional regions to China, and this leads to an 
increased demand on new technologies like additive manufacturing," said Guido 
Degen, President Additive Manufacturing at GKN Powder Metallurgy.

"We believe that metal additive manufacturing is one of the future processes 
that will have great effect on the automotive industry and electric vehicle 
production. From saving time to market through rapid prototyping to redesigning 
and rethinking parts and assemblies for additive, to reduced inventories by 
on-demand replacements - metal AM adds value during the whole component life 

Already established as one of the top 5 suppliers of the Chinese premium 
automotive market 

GKN Powder Metallurgy, comprised of GKN Hoeganaes, GKN Sinter Metals and GKN 
Additive, employs a team of more than 500 people across two locations in 
Danyang and Yizheng in the coastal Jiangsu province, north of Shanghai. Since 
entering the Chinese market in 2006, GKN Powder Metallurgy has gained market 
share each year and is now one of the top five suppliers of the Chinese 
automotive premium market.

GKN Powder Metallurgy China manufactures highly engineered metal powders and 
sintered products primarily for automotive engine, transmission and body & 
chassis applications. In 2018 both facilities supplied millions of VVT rotors, 
VVT stators and synchronizer hubs to leading automotive customers in China, 
like Schaeffler, Denso, VW, Getrag and JATCO.

For more information about the customer center and how to take advantage of 
metal additive manufacturing, we invite you to visit GKN Additive at TCT Asia 
in Shanghai from February 21-23, Stand W5-C60.

About GKN Additive 

GKN Additive is a digital manufacturer of advanced metal AM parts and materials 
for prototypes, medium series and the aftermarket, striving to push new 
technologies to the limit to make them simpler, faster and more accessible. GKN 
Additive is backed by GKN Powder Metallurgy's dual expertise in powder 
production, metal processing and an engineering network of more than 7,000 
employees in 28 locations around the world.

Global Media Contact
Susanne Trautmann

SOURCE: GKN Additive