About the presentation
As automation accelerates value-added activities in the production of complex components, a growing portion of the cycle time is taken up by quality monitoring activities, including manual inspections and those performed by coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This trend creates an opportunity to reduce overall cycle time by accelerating inspection and corrective actions. Laser profilometers and conventional “smart camera” systems have been applied in some cases, but these technologies have limitations on both inspection type and cycle-time reductions. An automatic inspection and laser feedback system developed for aerospace composites manufacturing is currently being evaluated for application to automotive, wind, and other industries seeking to maximize throughput and minimize waste. The technology’s aimed vision system captures high-resolution images of small regions within its large field of view (FOV) (typically 3m x 3m); calibrates them using photogrammetric transforms; and analyzes them using algorithms created via machine learning. Automatic laser feedback speeds corrective measures by guiding operators to flaw locations. This presentation details the technology and shares results of current applications and ongoing evaluations.
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Meet your presenter
As President and Founder of Aligned Vision, Scott Blake pioneered composites fabrication digitalization efforts, including 3D industrial laser projection, automatic inspection for composites, and the use of artificial intelligence to accelerate application development. He holds three patents in the area of automatic inspection, and his composites manufacturing process control system, forerunner of Aligned Vision’s BUILDGUIDE fabrication management system, garnered him the 2000 National Tibbetts award for SBIR work. Blake is leading his team to integrate inspection and laser projection into the digital thread for aerospace and automotive composites.
About the company
Since 1988, our mission remains the same: help manufacturers raise production speed and product quality. Collaborating with our customers, we innovate in ways that increase throughput, reduce the cost of production and rework, and enhance quality and traceability.