LASERVISION Automotive

It’s no wonder the automotive industry is on the cutting edge of digitalization. After all, the combination of intensifying global competition, accelerated environmental regulation, and relentless consumer demand for innovation creates immense pressures for manufacturers to seek out and implement the latest advances in manufacturing technology.

Leading this charge toward Industry 4.0 involves risks if you invest in new but untested technologies. But Aligned Vision’s LASERVISION Automotive program offers minimal risk and high rewards for your automotive manufacturing quality and productivity. LASERVISION is a mature automatic inspection technology, and Artificial Intelligence opens the door to rapid automotive application development.

LASERVISION’s unique capabilities and approach to automatic inspection fill a strategic gap between the automotive industry’s currently available technologies and your quality objectives. Physically independent of production equipment, LASERVISION captures detailed images of any visible surface within a 3m x 3m work envelope. And its versatile image analysis capabilities mean that LASERVISION inspects nearly any visible attribute of your automotive component.

LASERVISION FEATURE BENEFITS TO AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING
Operates up to 3m away from production equipment Does not interfere with or disrupt production equipment

Value-added operations continue while inspections are performed

Captures detailed, calibrated high-resolution images in 3m x 3m envelope Enables inspection of large surfaces with complex contours

High-magnification camera provides required detail in each image (typically 20cm x 20cm)

Verifies attributes and flags nonconformances for immediate corrective action Enables inspection of all attributes (not just a sampling)

Immediate corrective actions keep nonconformances from advancing through production

Pinpoints anomalies with laser projector Directs operators efficiently to the anomaly’s location
Feeds the as-built Digital Twin Enhances traceability with images and data for the life of the component

Provides data needed for Deep Learning and continuous process improvement

Provides operators with electronic work instructions Facilitates the paperless factory

Helps ensure that processes are carried out as planned

Enables tablet- or phone-size remote control Eliminates step-away time to consult the work cell controller
Performs laser templating Accelerates additive processes and manual tasks

Formula 1 and aerospace proving grounds

Aligned Vision technologies, including LASERVISION, represent the culmination of more than three decades of

  • Collaboration with leading manufacturers in highly demanding industries
  • Investigation to ferret out each opportunity for process improvement
  • Innovation to make the most of each opportunity and maximize the payoff for our customers

Our technologies have proven their mettle in many challenging manufacturing operations:

  • Formula 1 chassis
  • Electric vehicle battery enclosures
  • Flight-critical aircraft components
  • Megawatt wind turbine blades

LASERVISION AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
LASERVISION verifies (or flags nonconformances):
  • Absence of surfaces scratches
  • Absence of foreign objects & debris (FOD)
  • Etched or molded component ID codes
  • Presence and position of holes, clips, etc.
  • Position and alignment of stitching