Innovation Blog

MBJ Speeds Serial Production

When Schneider Electric sought special filters for large-scale and marine applications, it turned to GKN Additive. By using Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ), GKN Additive was able to quickly and cost-effectively produce the filters with a unique design that helps the parts withstand extreme temperatures and high pressure.

Harnessing AM for Automotive

GKN Additive has been manufacturing parts for General Motors (GM) as either a tier 1 or tier 2 supplier since 2018. During that time, GKN Additive has supplied more than 90,000 parts using technologies such as HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF).

Helping Triton Racing Become Road-Ready

The student-led racing team at UC San Diego needed new parts for their Formula SAE vehicle. GKN Additive (Forecast 3D) helped them find a winning solution.

3 Ways AM Fosters Innovation

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced business leaders to navigate unfamiliar waters, the organizations that are surviving (and even thriving) are those that are innovating. According to reports from analysts such as McKinsey & Co., scalability — the ability to launch innovations in the right markets at the right magnitude — is crucial to postcrisis growth. Scalability is where 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing, or AM), excels.

Production for the Syng Cell Alpha Speaker

Syng, a Los Angeles-based company building next-generation audio, has released a groundbreaking product leveraging GKN Additive (Forecast 3D)’s expertise combined with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology. The result? The Syng Cell Alpha speaker featuring a critical, MJF-produced component dubbed the “halo”.

The Future of Smart Sound

California-based audio firm, Syng, was born from a desire to transform the human relationship with sound. The object-based sonic architecture of the Cell Alpha transcends conventional design standards and leverages HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions to produce a functional, durable, beautiful, high-fidelity speaker.

Take Flight!

Autonomous drone designer and manufacturer, Fortem Technologies, is one of the leaders in airspace security and defense.  Through an advanced ecosystem of distributed radar, artificial intelligence and deep sensor integration, Fortems’ software detects unauthorized drones in a specific area and can alert personnel to the issue or autonomously eliminate those threats.  The Fortem DroneHunter® is […]

Strike a Pose! Stickybones Takes 3D Printing to Hollywood

With over 15 years of experience in the entertainment and special effects industry, Stickybones‘ CEO and C-Founder Erik Baker identified a significant gap for animators to produce animated and visual effects films —it takes too long. By offering a physical, tactile approach to explore ideas rapidly, Stickybones is able to save countless hours for animators […]

Customized Production with 3D Printing

Custom insole and sandal manufacturer, Wiivv, is redefining comfort and convenience in the footwear industry. Paired with their award-winning mobile app, consumers are able to create a digital copy of their foot and order completely customized footwear unique to them, delivered within 14 days.

Concept to Commercialization: NP Swabs in America

Eight weeks. That’s how long it took GKN Additive (Forecast 3D) to create an agile manufacturing plan for the nasopharyngeal swabs and immediately go-to-market for mass production.

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