LEADERSHIP

Browse the gallery of articles describing the many ways Aligned Vision, formerly Assembly Guidance, has helped transform composites manufacturing. Links to full articles are included under each selection.

INNOVATIONS IN LASER TEMPLATING

Laser Guidance for
Hand-Laid Composites

Seminal presentation of laser
templating for composites
SME, January 10, 1987

Update on Laser Guidance
for Composites


History, state-of-the-art, and
future plans for laser technology
SME, January 10, 1997

Laser Projection Systems
Improve Ply Placement

How laser projection systems quickly
and accurately guide layup
CompositesWorld, March 1, 2004

EXTENDED FUNCTIONALITY OF LASER PROJECTION

Improving Manual Manufacturing
with Laser Projection

Computer-based laser projection
guides work on large, complex surfaces
SAE International, October 1, 1993

Laser Projection: Envisioning
More Than Templates


Laser systems are moving into in-process
design verification and process control
CompositesWorld, May 1, 2015

Composites for Aerospace:
Faster, More Automated

How robotics and automation
are raising laydown rates
Advanced Manufacturing, June 23, 2016

AUTOMATIC INSPECTION

Addressing FOD in
Hand Laid Composites

Automatic Ply Verification
detects FOD Presence
42nd ISTC, October 11-14. 2010

Assembly Guidance
Real-Time AFP Inspection System

Introducing LASERVISION
Fully Automated Inspection
CompositesWorld, February 27, 2016

Machine Vision:
Rapid Error Detection

Inline inspection and error detection
with LASERVISION
CompositesWorld, February 20, 2017

WIND TURBINES

Simultaneous Work on
Wind-Turbine Blade Fabrication


20-projector system enables multiple
wind turbine blade fabrication jobs
CMSC, November 2, 2011

Ply Placement for
Wind Blade Manufacture

A 20-projector LASERGUIDE system
guides wind turbine blade fabrication
CompositesWorld, March 31, 2012

Advanced Laser Projection
for Wind Turbine Blades

Laser templating advances wind turbine
tooling and blade production
SME, March 1, 2013