Industry News

Here’s the latest news about NLign’s products, people, and innovations:

White Paper on Improving Damage and Repair Evaluation using Structural Data Visualization and Archival Techniques

Study on how the implementation of modern technologies were applied to the maintenance of the composite and metallic airframe components of the F/A-18 and E/A-18G Hornet, Super Hornet, and Growler platforms to increase engineering efficiency in an effort to maintain structural integrity of an aging fleet while minimizing excessive engineering workload and improving overall efficiency […]

NLign 6.5.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: Damage Mapping Adding ability to define reference lines for use in mapping. Adding ability to use reference lines and points to align images to models. Allowing users to use pictures that have already been aligned to create new trendables. Improving the magic wand tool to provide greater control and dynamic adjustment […]

NLign 6.4.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: Trendables EnhancementsAdding support for Link custom fields. Adding support for Date custom fields. Integrating the Trendable Creation Dialog into the Damage Mapping Wizard Moving the filter criteria menus for Named Region, Dynamic Region, and Trendable Type to the root of the menu. Improving Trendable query performance. Adding the ability to specify […]

NLign 6.3.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: Digital Cameras Allowing all users to view available Digital Cameras. Allowing the assignment of permissions for administration of Digital Cameras. Session Enhanced session validation report. Enabling user to delete all data in a folder. Appropriately set the default parameter selection when opening a session. Allowing user to bypass the session file […]

NLign 6.2.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: 3D Mouse Support (3DConnexion brand) Ability to draw on Model Ability to create Named Regions Ability to create Stored Views Allowing Trendable Location field is now Optional instead of Required Providing Asset Level Trendables (No Session or Serial entity required) Allow assignment of Trendable Location From Region Shape Allow assignment of […]

NLign 6.1.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: IGES Assembly Support Adding support for reading the assembly information from STEP and IGES files. Instead of the model being displayed as a single model, it will instead be a hierarchy of models to match the assembly layout. Each model in the assembly can be selected, hidden, turned transparent, etc., independently […]

NLign 6.0.2 Software Release

NLign release that added: Oracle Database Support WebLogic Application Server Support

Trending Dimensional Information from CMM and Correlating it with Upstream Process Information

There are many fine CMM hardware and software capabilities available.  NLign’s intent is to not compete with any of them but rather to augment them by providing: • First, trending information over multiple part serial numbers, • And, discoveries of the relationship of CMM measurements to other process or inspection parameters such as tooling, layup, and autoclave  information.  This color preset illustrates the CMM measurements by […]

GE Starts Testing GE9X Fan Blades, Compressor

GE Aviation started testing its fourth-generation composite fan blades for the new GE9X turbofan, the company announced last week. Chosen to power the Boeing 777X, the 100,000-pound-thrust-class engine promises a 10-percent fuel burn improvement over the GE90-115B–the engine that powers the Boeing 777-300ER.

Built in Italy – the Lamborghini Avendator

Since the 1980s, the average weight of Lamborghini’s  vehicles has increased by around  500 kg, due to the requirements set by safety, comfort and emissions reduction. This is a trend they are urgently addressing. Because they cannot sacrifice either safety or comfort, They will start using new materials. The magic words are carbon fibre.