I want to use this blog as a vehicle to engage the community and drive young engineers’ and decision-makers’ interest in GKN’s technical differentiation of sintered gears. Sharing latest news on our “Design for PM” approaches in an easy and understandable way will help us realize our vision of pushing the envelope for sintered and highly loaded gears.
I’m Gerd Kotthoff, I joined GKN in 2003 and am Director Advanced Gear Technology & Site Director Innovationcenter Radevormwald. My responsibilities include the global development of advanced and innovative gear technologies and products. I am a member of the advisory board of the RWTH Aachen University Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) “Gear Research Circle” and I hold a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Aachen as well as seven patents on surface densification and gear rolling, with others currently under review.
I can’t wait to share the exciting potential we have in so many areas – there’s lots to look forward to!