GKN Aerospace

United States Brand: 3DVIA, CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA
Industry: Aerospace & Defense

GKN Aerospace is a major Tier 1 aircraft parts supplier specializing in complex composite and metal parts and aircraft assemblies.

The Challenge

GKN Aerospace sought to eliminate the time-consuming process of troubleshooting composite lay-ups on the shop floor and avoid data translation concerns.

Dassault Systèmes Response

GKN Aerospace leveraged CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA and 3DVIA, plus software from Dassault Systèmes’ CAA Partners Intercim, Simulayt and Magestic Systems, to accurately simulate lay-up in the design environment and integrate every aspect of composite design and fabrication.


GKN Aerospace reduced manufacturing engineering time approximately 50%, to an average of four hours per part, and greatly improved collaboration throughout the extended enterprise.