Lufthansa Technik unveils augmented reality installation process

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Lufthansa Technik has launched a laser-based augmented reality system to support the installation of VIP aircraft cabins, in the framework of its research and innovation projects. The company says the mobile projection system can be adapted to suit every installation situation. It can be positioned and aligned flexibly in the aircraft fuselage.

The required installation template is projected directly into the work environment. This template corresponds to the component contours selected in the virtual 3D model, which are projected onto the aircraft structure in the correct position and therefore act as a positioning and alignment aid for the component that is being installed. The company says this increases precision and reduces work.

“We have achieved another milestone in further advancing the digitization of industrial work processes at Lufthansa Technik with the projection-based installation support using laser-based templates,” said Severin Todt, head of the CAx Competence Center and tool and equipment solutions at Lufthansa Technik. “Following in the footsteps of virtual reality, augmented reality is now a part of our working world.”

July 27, 2016

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