Some Aligned Vision Aerospace Customers
Alenia* | Agusta Westland | BAE Systems | Bell Helicopter-Textron | Boeing | Bombardier* | Cessna | Cyclone Aviation | Electroimpact* | General Atomics | General Dynamics | GKN Aerospace | Hamilton Sundstrand | Kaman | KHI* | Korean Aerospace* | Korean Air | Lockheed Martin* | NASA | Northrop Grumman | Park Aerospace | Sikorsky Aircraft | SpaceX | Spirit AeroSystems* | Triumph Aerostructures*
*Switched from another laser vendor
As the automotive industry broadens its composite technology from chopped-fiber to continuous-fiber applications, Aligned Vision is enabling this advancement with our kitting, assembly, inspection and documentation capabilities – all key to the viability of making several thousand components of a kind. For example, continuous-fiber battery enclosures for electric cars have successfully passed manufacturability criteria. Our Fabrication Management Solution ensures the achievement required accuracy and part-to-part consistency at needed automotive production rates.
Aligned Vision delivered the largest laser system for wind turbine fabrication, with 20 LASERGUIDE projectors. We meet the challenges of larger structures with the highest quality, most efficient laser systems available. Critical to producing wind turbine blades and tooling are Aligned Vision’s multitasking capabilities, as well as our advanced remote controls that enable operators to change patterns at the tool, and our metrology interface.
FORMULA 1 RACING
Following extensive evaluation, LASERGUIDE was chosen in 2000 as the first laser projection system for chassis production.
LASERGUIDE‘s technical superiority, ability to deal with projection interferences and fast response to accommodate short production cycles have made LASERGUIDE a preferred system among several Formula 1 racing teams.
- 50% reduction in chassis production time
- Fastest turn-around on engineering changes
- Customized software to address obstructions
Following extensive onsite evaluation of laser systems running on the customer’s applications, LASERGUIDE was selected to provide references for welding and fixture location. An 85% improvement in part location efficiency has been documented by the customer.
LASERGUIDE was selected over the competition because Multitasking and AutoAim allow a single projector to perform automatically in 8 set-ups with multiple operators. LASERGUIDE automatically indexes the projector’s field through 360 degrees without requiring any aiming activity by the operators.
Multiple remote controls allow multiple operators to proceed independently in each projection zone, providing detailed text information, without flicker, to each operator. The flexible LASERGUIDE Data Interface allows the customer to interface data directly to LASERGUIDE without running intermediate software applications after customer data export.
LASERGUIDE is now used to improve efficiency and guide production of high-end composite bicycles.
Multitasking allows a single system to run multiple jobs simultaneously. This feature of LASERGUIDE provides faster throughput and aerospace precision for the recreational market.
“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.”