Maximum information content for each part produced
Detailed, quantitative evidence of the correct build
Fumbling through hardcopies of work instructions, tracking progress only with stamps and signatures – these bottlenecks and sources of error in composite fabrication are now things of the past. Aligned Vision’s BUILDGUIDE Process Control Suite electronically directs operators, helping to ensure that the right ply sequence, right debulk cycles, and so on, occur according to the engineer’s instructions.
BUILDGUIDE also provides traceability through automatically populated electronic records of material and production information. Ply presence, sequence, material batch, out time; debulk time, vacuum and duration; production information entered by operators; and inspection information and images generated by LASERVISION automatic inspection, are all kept in a database, referenced by work order, in a reportable form suitable for electronic transmission or hardcopy generation.
“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.”