Eliminating quality escapes from your shop floor

“Quality escape” was not a familiar term to the general public, or even to many stakeholders in the manufacturing world, until Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun used it to describe the cause of the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 door plug assembly failure in January. A single improperly installed bolt slipped past inspection procedures by the supplier… Read more »

In-process inspection of large components: Doing what metrology, profilometry and smart cameras can’t

In-process inspection technologies have advanced considerably over the past decade, with many manufacturers performing inspection with smart cameras, profilometry, automated metrology systems and more. Such advancements are impressive but limited when it comes to large works-in-progress (WIPs). Picking up where these technologies drop off, LASERVISION has been designed specifically for large WIPs, like the one… Read more »

Composite manufacturing: Closing the digital gap

As composite manufacturing has advanced over the years, it has experienced a striking imbalance in the maturity of digital technologies. Computers have performed design and engineering tasks for decades, while paper plybooks and travelers are still used in many shops to guide composites fabrication. Since our founding in 1988 (when we were called Assembly Guidance),… Read more »

How to get good data: Tips for 3D automatic inspection

As more and more automation is used to manufacture large components, relying on human beings and a set of rudimentary measuring tools to inspect works in progress (WIPs) seems more and more antiquated. More important, manual inspection on automated manufacturing floors now represents the bottleneck of bottlenecks for industries that are otherwise achieving new speed… Read more »

SAMPE 2023

Join us at SAMPE 2023 booth M16. Our team is excited to show you how LASERVISION catches even hard-to-see FOD in real time and explain why LASERGUIDE costs you less and saves you more than any other laser projection system.    We also invite you to attend Aligned Vision president Scott Blake’s tech presentation, “AI-Based Automatic… Read more »

How to evaluate a laser projection system

When it’s time to purchase new laser projectors, the choice of which projectors to buy often simply comes down to cost. But that’s where the simple part ends! Though the projectors themselves may look pretty similar from vendor to vendor, their actual value is determined by the answers to three primary questions: When 3D laser… Read more »

SEEKING: YOUR INSPECTION CHALLENGES

Whether you are making the transition from manual inspection or looking for an automatic inspection system more effective than profilometers, smart cameras or metrology, consider partnering with Aligned Vision to solve your inspection challenges with LASERVISION. LASERVISION offers a unique set of features to solve your toughest inspection challenges: Detect difficult-to-see attributes on large works-in-progressLASERVISION’s… Read more »

Driving composites quality programs toward Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 for composites is attainable in 2023. If your reaction to this statement is skepticism, not only are you not alone; you are probably in the majority of composites industry professionals. This is especially true when it comes to in-process composites quality programs. After all, quality assurance on most fabrication floors still depends on… Read more »

How will companies accelerate quality manufacturing in 2023? An interview with Scott Blake

“Achieving the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for laser projection” is how Aligned Vision president Scott Blake summarizes what he and the Aligned Vision team heard from you throughout 2022. At trade shows, customer visits and other venues, we listened to what you had to share about your experience with laser projection, automatic inspection… Read more »

How to Expedite the Qualification Process for New Quality Monitoring Technology

Anyone who has traversed the qualification process for a new manufacturing technology knows just how lengthy and complex these processes can be. The uninitiated may be surprised to learn that implementing a new technology takes many more steps than they might have anticipated. In reality, qualifying a new manufacturing technology for application to your shop… Read more »