GKN Sinter Metals Receives 2013 Award of Distinction From MPIF
AUBURN HILLS, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 -- GKN Sinter Metals
receives an Award of Distinction from the Metal Powder Industries
Federation (MPIF) at its annual Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence
Awards held in Chicago, Illinois. MPIF's Design Excellence Awards
recognize designs emphasizing the improved net shape, precision,
innovative fabrication methods, production efficiency, sustainability
contributions, and manufacturing cost reduction capable with powder
In the automotive engine category, GKN Sinter Metals received the
Award of Distinction for its rear camshaft cap component used on
Chrysler four-cylinder engines in the Dodge Dart. The award
recognizes the inventive design and capabilities of GKN with regards
to integrated functionality, unique geometry shapes, and material
development. Due to its unique design shape, this part has been
dubbed the "tombstone cam cap" and in the past was limited to only
being produced by a die-cast process. GKN was able to implement its
"Design for PM" philosophy to help Chrysler redesign it for powder
metal using a high strength aluminum material, while providing
improved functionality with pressed in oil grooves. By utilizing the
full range of benefits from the powder metal process of near net
shape, reduced material waste, and streamline manufacturing
complexity, GKN is able to supply Chrysler with all cam caps on the
Dodge Dart engine.
"We are excited to be a recipient this year of an excellence award
from MPIF. This recognition by our industry, reconfirms that GKN is
providing valued solutions to our customers, and continues to be on
the leading edge of powder metal technology," Chris Franks, President
of GKN Sinter Metals Americas.
About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world's largest producer of precision powder
metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total
solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in
design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals
offers a full range of more than 10,000 complex shape, high strength
products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide.
The company's global footprint spans more than 13 countries across
five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its
customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 6,500
About GKN plc
GKN plc (LSE: GKN) is a global engineering group -- our technologies
and products are at the heart of vehicles and aircraft produced by
the world's leading manufacturers. GKN operates four divisions: GKN
Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace and GKN Land Systems.
Approximately 50,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures
in more than 30 countries. We harness our considerable technology and
manufacturing resources to supply the highest quality systems,
structures, components and services.
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