GKN Powder Metallurgy has announced the opening of its new North American Powder Metallurgy Headquarters and Additive Manufacturing (AM) Customer Center. The 38,260 sq ft facility, located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, expands the company’s global 3D printing network and extends its scope of in-house powder metallurgy capabilities.
Housing over 80 employees from the three GKN Powder Metallurgy’s businesses, Hoeganaes, GKN Sinter Metals, and GKN Additive, the space is designed to inspire teamwork and enhance exceptional customer experiences. The building includes 20,700 sq ft of collaborative working areas and 17,700 sq ft of shop floor space to complete the cohesive working environment.
The building includes a 3,200 sq ft 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.
This metro-Detroit location 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.