Composite Automation, LLC

Innovative Composites Manufacturing Solutions

Composite Laser Templating

Aligned Vision Laser Projection

Composite Automation represents Aligned Vision, which is a world leader in laser templating and 3D laser projection in composite ply layup.
Aligned Vision’s LaserVision is setting the new standard in laser templating by combining a camera with the laser to provide a vision system to monitor and verify ply orientation, perform FOD detection and verify ply boundaries.  See the article in CompositesWorld.

Composite Laser Templating Tools with Vision – Aligned Vision’s LaserVision laser projector is the standard for all of the AFP/ATL machine manufacturers. 


  • Need fewer projectors, controllers and setup activities than with any other laser system 
  • Project up to 4 jobs per projector, keeping 4 teams adding value, with our Multitasking feature 
  • Enjoy the safest, brightest laser — the only CDRH Class II/IEC Class 2 laser in the industry 
  • Keep operators working on fabrication — instead of projectors — with our industry-leading reliability 

Accurately guide multiple tasks anywhere in the workcell 

  • Best-in-class laser projection range and accuracy 
  • The only full selection of projectors in the industry, from long throw (up to 50 ft) to confined spaces (microLASERGUIDE) 

Enhance operator efficiency and accuracy 

  • Multitasking system projects to 4 jobs, keeping 4 teams adding value 
  • Automatic alignment and continuous checks eliminate operator set-up tasks
  • Automatic alignment accommodates ergonomic tool repositioning 

Boost equipment productivity — and safety 

  • The only CDRH Class II/IEC Class 2 laser in the industry — safest available 
  • Fewer projectors, controllers and setup activities needed than with any other laser system 
  • Highly reliable projectors keep operators adding value – instead of working on the projectors 


LASERGUIDE is the easiest to use, most flexible, powerful laser projection system available. Whether it is used in an aerospace or a marine application, for a composite layup or fixture location, LASERGUIDE saves time, improves accuracy and provides rapid return on investment. LASERGUIDE systems require fewer projectors, controllers, and operator setup activities than any other laser system available.

Composite Laser Templating Tools with Vision

With its easy to use and implement Software Development Kit (SDK) the application engineer is provided with a rich set of tools that allows the use of the captured images for many other applications important to the specific application.  This standard system tools provides both detection of an projection of ply boundaries, FOD detection and ability to verify fiber orientation. 

These tools alone have the potential to reduce operator errors in manual layup applications as well as giving the user the ability to create a video of the full manufacturing process. Coupled with JETCAM’S CrossTrack these two companies can provide unequalled part historization and material tracking.  Automating the inspection process saves vast amounts of time and improves throughput.

Specifications  Data Compatibility: Fibersim, TruLaser, Verisurf, metrology data Virtek ply projection files and other CAD & NC data  Hardware: Industrial computer with monitor, keyboard, and a mouse, uninterruptable power supplies, Wireless Access Point, Ethernet switch  Software LASERGUIDE software  Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7  Supports: 3 levels of operator privileges, event logging for statistical analysis  Simultaneous Active Data Files: 8  Projectors Supported: 20/system, any configuration of LASERGUIDE and MicroLASERGUIDE projectors.  Targets per Projector: (4-24) 6 recommended, targets can be shared between projectors  Remotes Supported: 8  Optional: ProjectorVision, Automatic Ply Verification (APV), AutoAim/AutoFocus, Wireless  Other Options Available:   Mounting Structures Computer Console Billboards Barcode Readers (2) Additional Targets.

A single seat of LASERGUIDE software provides functions that would require many seats and setups of software from other laser suppliers.

LASERGUIDE software supports unique capabilities that reduce the time, skill and effort required to accurately and efficiently manufacture parts.

Full Multitasking capabilities.

LASERGUIDE’s unique Multitasking capability enables one controller to support multiple LASERGUIDE projectors performing multiple jobs at the same time. Each individual projector displays multiple simultaneous jobs. Each job is controlled by an individual remote control.

Lowest cost for hardware and software.  The only laser system supporting inspection functions approved by FAA and DoD.
LASERGUIDE software works with LASERGUIDE and MicroLASERGUIDE projectors, and it is backwards compatible with older generation projectors.  The software is able to use standard Virtek ply files without any modification. Aligned Vision still supports EVERY laser projector they have in service.
LASERGUIDE can read any 3D point data. Existing laser projection files from other systems are easily and automatically converted into LASERGUIDE projection files. Aligned Vision provides custom modifications and configurations when desired.