GKN Sinter Metals to Produce Auto Parts with 3D Printing System
GKN Sinter Metals will use an additive-manufacturing machine, the MetalFAB1, to produce small and medium-sized automotive components for the original equipment and replacement parts markets at its plant in Radevormwald, Germany. Customers include several leading automakers and their system suppliers. The MetalFAB1, which was manufactured by Dutch company Additive Industries, can simultaneously print hundreds of parts in one batch. According to GKN, depending on how many data sets the company feeds into the machine, it can be 300 identical or 300 different parts.