Calibration of Laser Projection System For Composite Ply Layout

Bell Helicopter Textron Fort Worth, Texas

Calibration & Alignment of Laser Projection System For Locating Composite Plys on Helicopter Components
Assembling the airplane. A closeup of part of the plane - wing - in the assembly shop (hall)

ATT Metrology Solutions was contracted by Bell Helicopter to assist in the installation, alignment and calibration of a state-of-the-art laser projection system. The laser system projects the outline of various composite pieces onto the main composite part or mold for accurate positioning of the plys.

ATT technicians accurately positioned the laser projection heads into the work cell, provided the three-dimensional locations of initial laser projections onto composite skins and assisted manufacturer of laser system in making final corrections and calibrating system prior to acceptance by Bell Helicopter.