Materials/Manufacturing

GKN Powder Metallurgy Gets New CEO & Builds Its Magnet Business Signing Schaeffler as Key Customer in Automotive Electrification 

Dowlais Group Plc, the recently established parent company of GKN Powder Metallurgy, has appointed Jean-Marc Durbuis as the new chief executive officer of GKN Powder Metallurgy.  He joined the company in March from Allnex, a supplier of resins and additives to the coating and inks industry where he was executive vice president of one of its global divisions with revenues of over €1 billion. Already a leading supplier of powder metal materials and sintered metal components, GKN PM lately has been expanding aggressively into magnet manufacturing to broaden its portfolio for the electric vehicle market.  […]

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Sikorsky Looks to Future Family of VTOL Aircraft  

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, unveiled on February 27 its plan to build, test and fly a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator (HEX / VTOL) with a tilt-wing configuration. The design is the first in a series of large, next generation VTOL aircraft that range from more traditional helicopters to winged configurations. They will feature varying degrees of electrification and an advanced autonomy system for optionally piloted flight.  […]

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Stellantis Increasing Production of Electric Drive Modules to Support Growth in Electrification Portfolio 

Stellantis NV has announced it intends to increase production capacity of electric drive modules (EDMs) by adding production in Szentgotthard, Hungary, targeted to begin in late 2026. The €103 million investment in Szentgotthard, including grants and contributions from the Hungarian government, is the latest example of Stellantis’ commitment to transforming existing facilities for its electrified future.  […]

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Nanocrystalline Core Key to e-Aviation Motor from Kite Magnetics of Australia  

Combining novel nanocrystalline magnetic materials with advanced manufacturing methods, research spinout Kite Magnetics of Australia is developing electric motors and propulsion systems for electric aircraft designed to enable them to fly further, carry more and emit less. In quick succession after its spinout from Monash University in 2022, Kite has secured $1.85 million in venture funding to support its developments and formed an alliance with H3 Dynamics of France to collaborate on developing hydrogen-electric propulsion systems for aircraft.  […]