GKN plc is a British multinational automotive and aerospace components company headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire. The company was formerly known as Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds and can trace its origins back to 1759 and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Wikipedia.
GKN plc | Date: 2014-05-12
A brazed part includes two or more components that are brazed together and has related method of making. Using a method of locating parts relative to one another, an inter-component gap between the components may be formed. Subsequently, during brazing, flow control features formed along the inter-component gap may then be used to assist in the retention of the braze material between the components during brazing.
GKN plc | Date: 2013-04-23
GKN plc | Date: 2014-07-21
A compression limiter is disclosed that comprises an upper surface and a lower surface. The compression limiter further comprises an inner surface that defines a passageway configured to accommodate a fastener and an outer surface configured to engage a structure in which the compression limiter is placed. A first retainer projects outwardly from the outer surface and includes a first retention surface that has at least a planar portion. The first retainer further includes an undercut surface disposed inwardly from the first retention surface so as to create a corner extending in a direction with at least a component perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. A method of forming the compression limiter is also disclosed.
GKN plc | Date: 2014-01-24
The invention relates to a method for producing a net-shape vane for a rotary vane pump, which vane is preferably open-pored and consists of a metal sinter material. The vane has at least one first front face and one second front face which is preferably oriented parallel to the first front face, and a first lateral surface and second lateral surface that is oriented parallel to the first lateral surface. Furthermore, the vane comprises a first contour surface and a second contour surface. The method for producing the vane comprises at least the following steps: pressing (
GKN plc | Date: 2015-12-23
A method of manufacturing a machining tool in which an insert holder comprises a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a first insert tip slot extending between the first surface and the second surface. The first insert tip slot is configured so as to be compressed and densified to support a first insert tip. The insert holder further includes elevated projections extending from the first and second surfaces proximate the first insert tip slot.