Low production cycle times
Accurately laid up plies are essential to achieve “as-designed” part performance. Until recently, fabricators have been unable to accurately verify whether as-built fiber orientations, ply positioning, and other key parameters comply with the model definition. Nor could they automatically detect Foreign Objects and Debris (FOD) or other defects so that correction could occur immediately.
Now, LASERVISION directly relates the orientations and boundaries defined in the model with the as-built parameters. The system captures and analyzes calibrated images of the surface of each ply as it is laid up. Automatic defect detection saves LASERVISION users from the high costs of major rework or scrapping of composite components. LASERVISION has been proven in applications in which automatic detection of FOD is essential to part integrity.
“We have achieved 85% savings with LASERGUIDE.”
Danielle Fernholz ,GENERAL DYNAMICS
“When integrating a new technology into a process, it is sometimes hard to justify the startup cost...but in this instance, with the outstanding customer support and responsiveness of the [Aligned Vision] team, we were able to be up and confidently running within a day...”
Russell Rowles ,NASA GODDARD
“The laser ply projection system reduced the layup production time by 80% over conventional methods.”
Steve Sucic ,UNITED TECHNOLOGIES
“LASERVISION helps our AFP machine cells to virtually eliminate pre-inspection calibration and setup time, and to minimize actual inspection times while enhancing inspection accuracy and documentation.”