From laser templating to automatic inspection and, ultimately, Industry 4.0, digital technologies streamline processes for composites fabricators. What’s more, they help identify where manufacturing anomalies drain time and money from composites operations. Effectively applied digital systems uncover and then prevent flaws in raw material, out-of-tolerance events, FOD and other defects. This webinar will discuss how to find and prevent manufacturing anomalies through innovative and proven digital technologies today, and Industry 4.0 tomorrow.
- Current status of digital technologies designed for composites fabrication
- How to uncover and then prevent costly manufacturing anomalies
- Integrating composites-focused digital systems into the Industry 4.0 ecosystem
President, Aligned Vision
Scott Blake is founder and president of Aligned Vision (formerly Assembly Guidance) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA. His company pioneered 3D laser projection to guide hand layup of composite materials. Blake has led the Aligned Vision team as it has uncovered many hidden costs in composite manufacturing and developed solutions that represent numerous industry “firsts”: multitasking lasers, automatic ply verification, AutoAim, AutoFocus, KitGuide, full integration, automated inspection, and the first use of AI in aerospace composites inspection. 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.