Aligned Vision - BuildGuide

Product Overview:

  • BUILDGUIDE Centralizes Process Control
  • Eliminates Paper Instruction
  • Improves Build Consistency
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BUILDGUIDE Centralizes Process Control
A system powerful enough to laser-project precise, step-by-step guidance for composites layup operations is also powerful enough to guide and control work processes that do not involve lasers. Like debulks. Or like the full work-instruction set for straightforward layups that do not require laser guidance.

Aligned Vision makes process control easy to implement and utilize with our BUILDGUIDE Process Control Suite. BUILDGUIDE works with any LASERGUIDE or LASERVISION system. With BUILDGUIDE, your engineers easily insert non-layup tasks in the electronic layup sequence.

Eliminates Paper Instruction
At each workstation, BUILDGUIDE directs operators through process steps on an Android remote, which they can use at the tool. One multitasking controller oversees up to 8 remotes at different workstations. Each operator accesses a complete set of electronic work instructions, including both layup and non-layup tasks.

Improves Build Consistency
Mandatory barcode ply verification ensures that the laminate sequence is correct. Mandatory debulks occur at the prescribed process point, vacuum and duration under BUILDGUIDE’s debulk supervision and countdown timer.
BUILDGUIDE automatically produces detailed electronic documentation, including build details and electronic buy-offs, so your inspectors and operators don’t have to. This feature not only helps to optimize cycle time, but also provides your customers with lifetime as-built data.

More Product Information

  • Communications and information are available at the tool location
  • Negates the need for the operator to walk to the computer
  • Text always right side up compared to text projected directly onto a part

  • Next Generation technology provides superior accuracy, persistence, and reliability
  • One projector does the job of many
  • Fast target finding reduces registration time
  • Ideal for long range projection
  • Multitasking: Each individual projection displays multiple simultaneous jobs

  • The system automatically imports a design file and generates a laser projection program.
  • An Engineer uses drop-down menus to insert non-layup commands into a single, electronic set of work instructions.
  • Operators advance work instructions via remote control at the tool.
  • The system ensures that debulks and other non-layup tasks occur as scheduled and as specified.
  • Inspections are automatically completed with one touch of the remote.
  • The system automatically populates build reports and generates comprehensive documentation – an as-built digital twin – for full traceability.

LASERGUIDE uses 4 to 24 retro-reflective targets on the tool per projector to establish the location of the tool relative to each laser projector. Typical Targets are 0.50" diameter with a 0.1" or 0.2" diameter in retro-reflective spot centered at the top face.

These portable, belt-mounted printers provide flexibility to the operator by allowing him to use both hands for other tasks. The printers can accommodate to different label sizes and can be used wireless or with a cable. They allow the operator to control the pace while kitting using KitGuide.
A single seat of LASERGUIDE software provides functions that would require many seats and setups of software from other laser suppliers. LASERGUIDE software supports unique capabilities that reduce the time, skill and effort required to accurately and efficiently manufacture parts.

  • Next Generation technology provides superior accuracy, persistence, and reliability
  • One projector does the job of many
  • easy to handle, mount, and relocated by a single operator
  • Ideal for confined area or projection throughout a sphere
  • Multitasking: each individual  projector displays multiple simultaneous jobs

  • Next Generation technology provides superior accuracy, persistence, and reliability
  • One projector does the job of many
  • Fast target finding reduces registration time
  • Ideal for long range projection
  • Multitasking: each individual projector displays multiple simultaneous jobs

  • Reduces large system cycle time by streamlining manual tasks
  • Controls lasers from the same interface as the rest of the system
  • Appropriate specialized displays on the interface for the automated system
  • Costs for stand-alone laser software, control computer and control cabinet
  • Enables system software engineers to optimize laser functions through SDK

Aligned Vision

Aligned Vision, located in Chelmsford, MA, is the world leader in industrial laser projection. Our laser projectors are used by aerospace, wind turbine, F1 racing, and automotive companies to manufacture composite parts. Laser projectors produce accurate templates of light from design data. This function streamlines manufacturing by eliminating process steps that consume time and are prone to error. The projectors also save time and money by expediting inspection.

Phone: 978-244-1166 | Fax: 978-244-9288

Email: sales@aligned-vision.com