Ümit Aydin

GKN Additive

Global Business Development Director Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing //
Effective Metal Additive Manufacturing in practice

Talk Abstract:
For a successful introduction of AM in your daily business it is crucial that you choose the potentially right products. Identifying, seeing and then approaching applications can easily be done if you are facing it correctly.

GKN’s AM story is exactly matching the needs of the market, ensuring the right value through the additive technology.

The agility of additive manufacturing with its upcoming new manufacturing technologies makes it quite complex to find the right one for your products ensuring you did not paint yourself into the corner with an outdated technology in a few years.

How to make proper use of AM and explain exemplary what use cases were identified to drive your business is shown to the audience.


Ümit Aydin started as a product & tool designer at GKN in 2002 and transited to the role of Technology Director Europe until mid-2016. He is committed to new technologies and therefore decided to bring the life-changing technology of metal additive manufacturing to the next level.

In 2017 he became Global Business Development Director Additive Manufacturing. Ümit Aydin holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Duisburg, Germany.