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28. July 2021

Powerful lightweights

Shaping change in the automotive industry with metal mesh

From driverless vehicles to electromobility: A profound process of change is altering the automotive industry. Manufacturers and suppliers need to rethink technologies. Innovative processes and products are what is needed to secure competitiveness. Woven materials can play a key role in this area. Although they are already widely used in vehicles – often unseen – their potential is far from exhausted. High-precision, formable, and resistant to high pressures, temperature fluctuations, and vibrations: With their performance range, woven structures enable previously unthought-of solutions to many urgent requirements. As a sought-after development partner and system supplier of components and parts made of mesh, the global GKD Group (GKD) based in Germany possesses more than 40 years of application experience in numerous central aspects of the automotive industry. Metal and hybrid meshes from GKD filter, laminarize, protect, conduct, or shield against electromagnetic waves. Many reputable vehicle manufacturers and suppliers place their trust in the leading and visionary solution competence of this family-run business, now under management in its third and fourth generation, when it comes to shaping the technological revolution.

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