GKN Additive and GKN Hoeganaes have announced plans to merge into GKN Additive Materials.

GKN Additive Materials is a new sub-brand of GKN Additive, next to the new sub-brand, GKN Additive Components.

“Our entire business is about transforming powder into parts, powder is our key ingredient and at the centre of everything we do,” said president Additive Manufacturing at GKN Powder Metallurgy, Guido Degen.

“Our advantage – having powder and parts under one roof – allows us to combine internal process and materials knowledge to get a better understanding of the impact of materials in processes.

“We can now deliver advanced digital powders, specialised for precision and function. As the AM manufacturing process becomes more defined, the ability to design and customise digital powders will create new markets, enhance machine performance and reduce costs for our customers.”

GKN Additive controls a completely digitised value chain from powder to part and captures massive amounts of internal data and feedback from customers into its cloud.

The database is leveraged across GKN Additive’s whole global print network to explore new ways to predict more robust processes and increase productivity and quality.

GKN Additive is a digital manufacturer of metal AM parts and materials for prototypes, medium series and the aftermarket.

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.