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PostNord AB have announced their partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, an innovation development partner of the manufacturing industry. This collaboration will make the 3D printing of parts in manufacturing a more open and accessible market.

“Metal 3D printing offers tangible benefits to manufacturers who implement the technology, with significant bottom-line benefits,” says Ylva Ekborn, CEO PostNord Strålfors Group.

With new development within 3D printing, it is now possible for companies to explore opportunities in 3D production and take advantage of the possibilities with new and advanced technologies.

“This collaboration only scratches the surface of what’s possible as manufacturers explore new ways to capitalize on advancements in technology and new logistics strategies to gain a competitive edge,” says Ylva Ekborn.

3D printing empowers global manufacturers to optimise their part supply chain with streamlined logistics that make it easy and fast to get parts where they need to go in the Nordic region, which will reduce time-to-market by up to 48 hours.

The partnership between PostNord AB and GKN Powder Metallurgy is a first step to make logistics more effective and to improve lead-times for manufacturers.

“We’re joining forces with PostNord AB because we see an opportunity to improve the manufacturing supply chain, particularly in the Nordic region,” says Peter Oberparleiter, CEO of GKN Powder Metallurgy. “This partnership will offer an incredible benefit to our customers by reducing part turnaround by nearly two business days which is critical for the customers PostNord serves.  Our metal 3D printing technology is disrupting the traditional manufacturing industry by greatly reducing manufacturing lead-times with the capability of producing more complex products. Collaborating with PostNord AB bridges the logistics gap we see in the marketplace and ensures that printed parts get to manufacturers efficiently and on time. That is the first step before establishing additive manufacturing linked to the GKN Powder Metallurgy print network.”

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