Assembly Guidance projection targets certified to meet Boeing standards

Assembly Guidance (Chelmsford, MA, US) has delivered its first laser projection targets certified to meet Boeing's recently established precision requirements.

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Assembly Guidance (Chelmsford, MA, US) has delivered its first laser projection targets certified to meet Boeing's recently established precision requirements.

Retroreflective targets are broadly used whenever a laser projection system needs to reference a surface that is projected, which could amount to dozens of times in the production of a large composite aircraft component. The company says that a minimum of four targets are required to transform its LASERGUIDE or other laser projection system to the coordinate system of the part. Precision and accuracy must meet rigorous aerospace standards so that the laser provides boundary, alignment or other critical layup information in exactly the right place on the tool or component. A flawed target surface has the potential to cause costly rework or scrapping of components that are laid up out of tolerance. This is why Boeing has established specifications and relies upon the NIST traceable requirement for certified targets.

Assembly Guidance reports that prior to this announcement, the only company qualified to provide certified targets for these applications was a third-party target manufacturer.