New Release of Virtek’s Iris Spatial Positioning System Enables Users to Project 360 Degrees Around Large Parts

Wednesday, August 06, 2014/Categories:  Spatial Positioning System virtek

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Virtek Vision International Inc. released the latest version of its Iris™ Spatial Positioning System (SPS) which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts.

Iris v1.3 supports the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors to enable users to instantly measure and project on parts that were previously impractical or impossible due to size. This helps guide the user through part assembly, digitizing, verification and paint masking tasks.

David Smith, product manager at Virtek, said, “The intuitive software interface truly simplifies very complex processes so new users can operate it with minimal training. The Iris system is ideal for assembly manufacturers that are looking to accelerate their current assembly processes and eliminate costly templates and jigs to ensure products are manufactured as designed.”

Iris combines the use of laser projection with 3D vision technology to create a precision assembly technique called virtual tooling. It locates objects in 3D space and quickly locks onto CAD-specified assembly positions to guide the user through the assembly process. With Iris, engineering changes are passed to the shop floor in minutes instead of weeks so assembly can continue without delays and without additional expense.

About Virtek Vision

Virtek Vision International Inc. (, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, serves aerospace carbon fiber composite part assembly, sheet metal part fabrication and construction markets with high-precision laser templating, quality inspection and spatial positioning systems. The company serves the world’s top 10 aerospace companies, among others. It is owned by Gerber Technology of Tolland, Connecticut, USA.

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