Low production cycle times
After nearly three decades of using “templates of light” to swiftly and accurately align composite plies onto layup tools, composite fabricators may have trouble imagining the warehouses full of physical mylar and fiberglass templates that dotted the fabrication landscape in the 1980s. Aligned Vision pioneered industrial laser projection in 1988, and since then has accomplished every major “first” in this technology.
Key to the effectiveness of laser projection are both hardware and software developments. Today’s LASERGUIDE and LASERVISION systems are equipped with the most advanced lasers, galvanometers, optics and temperature stabilization mechanisms. Software enables seamless importation of design files and creates 3D projection patterns; enables multitasking; and facilitates integration with automatic fabrication equipment.
“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.”