Virtek Helps Bring Sustainable Space Tourism To Life
Space Perspective, the world’s only carbon-neutral luxury spaceflight experience company, is harnessing the power of Virtek’s Iris™ 3D Vision Positioning System (VPS) in the manufacture of its revolutionary Spaceship Neptune --a pressurized capsule propelled by a high-performance SpaceBalloon™ which takes explorers on a transformative journey to space without using rocket fuel or high G forces.
Iris 3D offers easy “Pick-and-Project” (PnP) functionality of specific components in the CAD data for simpler assemblies and one-off projects. It also supports extensive pre-designed workflows for complex or repetitive projects to visualize the end product, easy setup of fixtures before you begin your weldment.
In a Q&A session, Virtek Vision’s CEO, Dietmar Wennemer reveals how the company’s laser projection solutions helps rapidly improve aerospace part production.
Processes such as cutting, placement and lay-up on mould tooling can add substantial time to the production of carbon composite parts in aerospace applications, particularly when dealing with large structures such as wings.
Virtek’s Iris software platform along with the Vision Positioning System (VPS) enables operators to construct composite parts without the use of bulky physical templates that have to be manually lifted on and off the mould while ply material is fixed in place. The system projects a laser outline of the part or material to easily guide the operator.
Pilatus aircraft turn heads – and not only for their outstanding performance, their special colour schemes are eyecatchers, too! The two new lasers installed in the paint shop in July 2020 greatly facilitate the work performed by our two paint units.