Additive Manufacturing

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GKN Aerospace has been market leaders in additive manufacturing and additive fabrication for two decades

Today, we have load-bearing additive components flying on board multiple engine and aircraft platforms, including the Airbus A220 and Embraer E195 aircraft.

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Pioneering Additive Manufacturing

We've been pioneering the use of Additive Manufacturing for two decades and have our AM components flying on multiple platforms. Our innovative material solutions involve a process called fabrication, which is like slicing a cake into smaller pieces and then putting them back together in a new shape. This method allows us to transform large and complex geometries into high-performance parts. These efforts are all part of our commitment to making the aviation industry more efficient, which benefits both our business and the environment. 

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World's largest AM cell

GKN Aerospace now stands at the forefront of additive manufacturing, boasting one of the world's largest AM cell and dedicated centers in Trollhättan, Bristol, and Fort Worth. Our state-of-the-art hubs serve as a beacon of progress in additive manufacturing research and development enabling the production of large-scale aerostructures. Through advanced techniques and materials, we unlock unprecedented possibilities in design, production, and performance.

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Groundbreaking advancements

Collaboration is key to our success. We actively engage with partners and stakeholders within the global aerospace ecosystems, fostering synergies that lead to groundbreaking advancements in additive manufacturing. Together, we expedite the adoption of this transformative technology, delivering solutions that enhance safety, efficiency, prodcutivity and sustainability in aerospace.

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Passionate experts

Behind our achievements stands a team of passionate experts-engineers, researchers, and technicians-driven by a shared vision of pushing additive manufacturing to its limits.