Military & Defense

Watch your productivity take off with automated laser solutions for the military and defense industry

Virtek is trusted and experienced in the defense market - we help companies overcome the complex buying cycle and challenges in purchasing.  We provide specific recommendations for military applications for air, land and sea. We offer solutions that provide a high degree of accuracy, speed, and precision for applications such as composite ply layup, paint masking, placement of components or materials for every step in the manufacturing process. 

Unique Benefits of Modern Laser Projection for Defense

Vision Integration with unique innovative software and hardware gives you the total package to gain a competitive advantage.

Iris 3D   Iris ActiveTrack

Flexible laser solutions for improved productivity

Vision Integration with unique innovative software and hardware gives you the total package to gain a competitive advantage.Iris 3D Iris SPS

Multi-Tasking

WORK SMARTER, and faster than ever, SIMULTANEOUSLY work with multiple operators and work orders with the same projector. A New Thin Client experience.

Scalable Solutions

Available for multi-applications and industries.

Accuracy

Highest accuracy for precise applications.

Time Savings  

Accelerate workflow and avoid production delays, instantly aligns projection to the tool.

Lower Costs

Extend hardware life and minimize repair costs and downtime.

Error-free

Increase speed and precision with reduced operator errors.

Virtual laser icons and menus keeping you at the workpiece no need to stay at your workstation

Mobility 

The freedom to move your part and or projector in multiple orientations with the same accuracy.

Flexibility 

A work environment in the smallest footprint of space to help production cycles to continue to increase while keeping costs to a minimum.

Laser Templating and Vision Systems

3D Vision Positioning System (VPS) 

Accurately project a virtual laser template onto complex 3D molds and parts to guide operators through the process of part fabrication.

BEST SUITED FOR: 

• COMPOSITE PLY LAYUP 
• PAINT MASKING 
• MACHINE FIXTURE PLACEMENT
* POSITIONING OF STRUTS, SPACERS ANDREINFORCEMENTS
• FIXTURED WELDED ASSEMBLY
• MODULAR FIXTURING LAYOUT AND SETUP
• SUB-ASSEMBLY HOLE LOCATION
• VISUAL INSPECTION OF AUTOMATEDMANUFACTURING PROCESSES
• OPERATOR ASSEMBLY GUIDE PATHS

Spatial Positioning System (SPS)

Combines laser projection technology with 3D vision technology to locate a part in 3D space then quickly locks onto its CAD-specified assembly position.

BEST SUITED FOR:

• AEROSPACE BONDED & RIVETED FASTENER 
• INSTALLATION
• WELDED STUD & BRACKET PLACEMENT
• ROLLING STOCK COMPONENT ASSEMBLY
• HEAVY EQUIPMENT FABRICATION
• SKIDDED ASSEMBLY LAYOUT AND FABRICATION
• AEROSPACE MRO, UPGRADES, & RETROFITS
• FINAL ASSEMBLY – HOLE LOCATION
 CASE STUDY - Embraer

Virtek Vision International ULC & Embraer Executive Jets Partnership

CASE STUDY - Firefly Aerospace

Firefly utilize the most efficient manufacturing techniques

CASE STUDY - Unitech

Tight tolerances were achieved for the Boeing EMARSS

Case Study: Kongsberg

Defense project - Lay up Application

Virtek & Kongsberg Partnership

Norway-based Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA), a long-time Virtek customer, has been using Virtek’s laser projection systems in production facilities since early 2000. “Our production site in Kongsberg, Norway has multiple laser projection systems that support complex programs with major international customers,” said Lars Kveseth, KDA’s Director Technology, Aerostructures. “Virtek’s solutions have enabled us to surpass our cost and quality targets.”

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Case Study: Firefly
Aerospace

Hand Layup Process

Firefly utilizes the most efficient manufacturing techniques. 
"Firefly is working on the largest liquid-fueled, monocoque composite rocket that's ever been built. We are always looking to utilize the most efficient manufacturing techniques to be successful. Technicians need to be more focused on the next part to lay up, rather than complex software interfaces. Our Virtek system (VPS1 laser projector utilizing IRIS 3D software) allows for highly efficient part layup and complex geometries layup with fewer errors. Virtek is a committed partner in helping Firefly get to 1st flight!"John R. Couter, Director of Structures,Firefly Aerospace

Tight tolerances were achieved for the Boeing EMARSS (Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System) aircraft, designed to gather intelligence for the U. S. Army. Integrating our Virtek® LaserEdge® laser templating system successfully ensured the precision and repeatability of the manufacturing process. 

Case Study: Unitech

Tight tolerances were achieved for the Boeing EMARSS

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Our Products

IRIS 3DIRIS TRUSSIRIS SPS
LTGLASERQC
LASEREDGE®
Virtek Iris™ 3D with the NEW Vision Positioning System (VPS) significantly advances laser-guided assembly with innovative “FlashAlign” functionality and superior laser-line visibility. Initial alignment is 20X faster and re-alignments are reduced from minutes to seconds – save time, increase workflow all while retaining quality and accuracy.


Virtek IRIS Truss
The Virtek® IRIS Truss system projects a laser template of the truss to be built onto the work surface, highlighting the position and shape of all truss joints and connector plates. This eliminates the need for measuring, squaring and stringing.



Virtek Iris™ Spatial Positioning System (SPS) locates objects in 3D space and quickly locks onto CAD-specified assembly positions without the need for costly tooling or optical targets. The Iris system is compact and easy-to-use for improved productivity, quality and safety on the shop floor.


Virtek LTG
The Virtek Laser Template Generator™ (LTG) system projects a template that shows operators the exact location of all important features in each component or assembly. There’s no need to refer to blueprints or the use of a measuring tape, so even the most complicated designs can be built in minutes.
Virtek® LaserQC® is a rapid inspection system that employs lasers to measure the accuracy of two-dimensional parts to tolerances within 0.05mm (0.002 inches).


Industries:  Sheet Metal Gaskets
Virtek LaserEdge® software with the NEW Laser Projection System (LPS10) is an easy-to-use, three-dimensional laser templating and positioning system. It accurately projects a virtual laser template onto molds and parts to guide operators through the process of part fabrication whether it be ply layup, paint masking, assembly or component location.


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