PostNord and GKN offer metal 3D printing

PostNord is to work with GKN Powder Metallurgy to develop 3D printing technologies to speed up supply chain delivery. The two companies believe that 3D printing could become a ‘game changer’ in many industry segments.

“3D printing creates enormous opportunities for companies to change the entire approach to their supply chain, from manufacturing to logistics and warehousing. We are pleased to have a strong collaboration partner in GKN who shares our vision to unlock the potential of 3D printing in future supply chains in the Nordic region”, says Ylva Ekborn, CEO PostNord Strålfors Group.

This isn’t PostNord’s first dabble in 3D printing. PostNord Strålfors launched a 3D portal that was accessible to corporate customers and the B2B market. This is a highly secure online environment which enables a simple and seamless ordering process that has automated pricing. Under the deal with GKN, 3D printing can now be done in metal.

“Additive Manufacturing is a powerful force that redefines traditional manufacturing and supply chain strategies. We have joined forces with PostNord AB, because we believe in the immense potential of decentralised, distributed manufacturing backed by secure data transfer and secure printing, enabling companies to print complex and customisable objects autonomously on demand,” says Guido Degen, President Additive Manufacturing at GKN Powder Metallurgy.

“GKN Additive controls a completely digitised value chain from powder to part and is uniquely positioned in the market with one of the first fully IATF 16949 certified AM productions and a global footprint with a worldwide print network”, says Guido Degen.

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