GKN Aerospace Services Implements CAM-POST® for Aerospace Components

ICAM Technologies Corporation , developer and supplier of the world’s most advanced NC post-processing software technology, is pleased to announce that GKN Aerospace Services in St Louis, Missouri has selected CAM-POST® as its corporate NC post-processing software solution.

The complexities involved in manufacturing state of the art aerospace components for aircraft such as the F22 Raptor, the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and theC17 Globemaster are enormous. In order to facilitate their operations, GKN Aerospace Services – St Louis chose a custom configuration of CAM-POST 2001 integrated behind Unigraphics Solutions CAD/CAM software to run various complex machine tools including: 4 and 5-axis machining centers, 5-axis High Velocity Horizontal machine tools, as well as an Henri Line Macbormill (gantry milling machine).

“Manufacturing aerospace components demands a high degree of accuracy and expertise,” explains John J Nassr, president of ICAM Technologies. “ GKN Aerospace Services is known for their technological know-how and innovations needed to meet the challenges involved in machining products for the aerospace industry. We are pleased to support GKN in their manufacturing endeavors, and are proud to contribute to the production of the next generation of components for military aircraft.”

For over three decades ICAM has been contributing to the evolution of NC post-processing technology by consistently supporting the latest multi-axis NC machinery and the most advanced CNC controls. ICAM has also redefined NC post-processing by introducing new, innovative NC machining productivity tools, such as: NURBS, Arc Fitting and High Speed Machining. Manufacturers worldwide thus benefit from ICAM’s trusted “Best-in-Class” NC post-processing technology and focused expert support staff, to provide a solution tailored to their specific needs .

Formerly the Fabrication Operations Group of Boeing’s Military Aircraft and Missile Systems division, GKN Aerospace Services – St Louis was acquired by GKN plc in January 2001 to form an integral part of its Aerospace Services Group. GKN Aerospace Services – St Louis offers the aerospace industry metal and composite fabrication as well as Resin Transfer Molding (RTM).

Information about GKN Aerospace Services – St Louis is available at www.stlouis.gknplc.com