Chelmsford, Mass., March 1, 2017 – To reflect its many recent innovations and its expanded vision for composite fabrication management, Assembly Guidance Systems, Inc. has adopted a new company name: Aligned Vision.
“Throughout the nearly 30 years since we launched the first industrial 3D laser projection system, our responsive efforts have brought about transformative solutions for composite fabrication,” explains Scott Blake, the company’s founder and president, “‘Aligned Vision’ more closely expresses this expanded mission.”
Illustrative of the company’s enabling technology, Aligned Vision recently launched the first, and still the only, complete fabrication management system for composites. This engineered solution incorporates the company’s flagship LASERGUIDE laser projection system; its LASERVISION system that integrates a machine vision component and auto- mates inspection; and its BUILDGUIDE process control system that replaces paper work instructions with comprehensive, step-by-step electronic work instructions, which may be controlled by the operator at the tool. Fabrication management also generates a “digital twin” of the as-built component, affording the fabricator, OEM and end user full, lifetime traceability.
Blake notes that Aligned Vision has collaborated with composite fabricators through numerous far-reaching changes – moving from warehouses of mylar and fiberglass tem- plates to laser “templates of light,” for example, and from predominantly manual layup by skilled artisans to more automated layup by low-skill operators. “Our industry has taken many extraordinary leaps forward, with more to come,” Blake believes. “We are privileged to participate in our industry’s ongoing advancements.”
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Aligned Vision, Inc. (Chelmsford, Mass.), formerly known as Assembly Guidance Systems, Inc., is the pioneer of complete fabrication management solutions for composites. Beginning with its breakthrough LASERGUIDE laser projection system, Aligned Vision has engineered technologies that extend automation throughout the fabrication cycle, from kitting to inspection and documentation. The company’s LASERVISION system brings automated inspection to composite fabrication. Its BUILDGUIDE system replaces paper work instructions and travelers with Android remotes, which provide step-by-step guidance for both layup and non-layup tasks. Assembly Guidance solutions are benefiting aerospace, automotive, marine, wind energy and sporting goods customers. •