Automated Precision Inc. (API), a provider of dimensional metrology solutions, has announced what its calling a “transformative approach to aerospace manufacturing inspections” with its Dynamic 9D LADAR mounted on an Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV).
The aerospace sector, known for its rigorous quality standards and precision manufacturing requirements, has long sought ways to automate its processes for faster, more accurate data collection. API's Dynamic 9D LADAR, representing
When integrated with an AGV, the 9D LADAR system offers flexibility and coverage across the manufacturing floor, navigating autonomously and adjusting its measurement height as needed. With a 25m range and a scanning speed of 0.2 seconds/cm², this non-contact system captures both dimensional and surface geometry data with precision, the company says.
“The integration of our 9D LADAR with AGVs represents a significant leap forward in aerospace manufacturing. This innovation not only ensures the highest levels of accuracy but also streamlines operations, enhancing productivity and efficiency,” said Joe Bioty, President of API.
Key Benefits of the 9D LADAR System for Aerospace manufacturers include:
Accuracy: 3D accuracy of 25 μm + 6 μm/m (2 sigma)
Efficiency through Automation: By eliminating manual inspections, the system reduces potential human errors and allows skilled workers to focus on more intricate tasks.
Seamless Integration: The system can be integrated into existing manufacturing processes and is compatible with third-party metrology software.
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