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GKN Aerospace Purchase Simulayt's Advanced Fiber Modeler Fiber Simulation Software

March 19, 2009

SIMULAYT Limited CAA V5 ADOPTER partner of DASSAULT SYSTEMES, the specialised composites modeling software house announced that GKN Aerospace has purchased its Advanced Fiber Modeler for CATIA V5 product. “The best feature of Simulayt’s Advanced Fiber Modeler with CATIA V5 CPD is that what you see on the screen is what you get on the shop floor,” said Tonya Cole of GKN Aerospace.

Tonya is the NC Lead of the CATIA Composite Manufacturing effort on the GKN CH-53K Aft Transition Program. “Additionally, Simulayt’s support has been outstanding. They, along with our PLM partner INCAT, have been willing to work with me to make sure I am successful.” Dr John Klintworth, CEO of Simulayt commented “We are delighted to be working closely with GKN in activities worldwide to deliver process improvements for state-of- the-art composites structures for the most demanding applications.”

GKN Aerospace
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GKN Aerospace is a First Tier supplier to the global aviation industry, working on every major fixed and rotary-wing aerospace platform. A leader in composite and metallic technologies, its business is equally focused on military and civil markets. It is a world leader in aerostructures, engine products, nacelles and transparencies. Innovative design and production technologies have resulted in the delivery of many ‘firsts’ to the aerospace sector including the first large engine composite fan containment case for the GEnx engine, the first all electric de-icing system for a civil aircraft (the Boeing 787 Dreamliner), and the first primary aircraft structure made of composites (the wing spars for the A400M military lifter). For more information visit

Simulayt Limited
Simulayt develops and licenses the Layup Technology, which incorporates advanced fiber simulation and ply modeling capabilities. This technology allows the efficient and integrated design, analysis and manufacture of fiber reinforced products. By simulating manufacturing processes and linking this data to analysis and design models, the engineer can develop better products with greater robustness at lower cost. With the continuous expansion of composite materials, the Layup Technology is now used extensively in the aerospace, automotive, marine, energy, leisure and other industries utilizing fiber reinforcement. Simulayt’s products include Advanced Fiber Modeler for CATIA V5, Composites Link for CATIA V5, Composites Modeler for Abaqus/CAE and Composites Modeler for Femap. In addition, the Layup Technology is licensed for use in MSC Software’s Patran Laminate Modeler and Anaglyph Limited’s Laminate Tools. Simulayt uniquely offers solutions which bridge all engineering disciplines to offer a composites engineering solution of proven capability and broad application. For more information visit

Advanced Fiber Modeler
AFM allows instantaneous generation of flat patterns as a check on fiber simulation, and allows the user to simulate material application with greater accuracy using a seed curve or order of drape regions. The seed curve capability allows the user to guide warp, weft or bias directions along a curve to constrain the fiber directions along a chosen path. The order of drape capability models the sequential application of fabric to a surface to allow highly accurate modeling and the generation of complete manufacturing data. These capabilities are fully-integrated within the CATIA V5 Composites Workbench, to provide the most powerful, end-to-end composites design and manufacturing capabilities within the CATIA V5 environment. Simulayt has been a software partner of Dassault Systemes’ since November 2005 and AFM was the first product it released allowing the two companies’ software to be used together.