NLign provides a solution to 3‐D damage localization that is faster and simpler than other approaches. This solution uses photogrammetric techniques to map damage onto a CAD model from a digital picture of the part.
"NLign provides the majority of
the information needed to perform and search for previous analysis reports, legacy stress reports, test and teardown information and known issues with our FE models. Utilizing NLign helped reduce the amount of time to find this data by 83%."
— Luke Bracken,
T-38 Structural Integrity and Analysis
"The procedure took about eight to ten hours
before engineers could begin to analyze
damage extent and repair options. Now, fleet
maintainers will be able to simply take a digital
picture of the damages and send them directly
to the engineers who can begin working on
the repair analysis."
— Naval Air Systems Command
"Damage and repair details will now be
model-based. Saving this data in a 3D
environment as opposed to papers, files and PDFs will make us more efficient."
— Chris Root,
Advanced Aircraft Technology Team Lead
Naval Air Systems Command
"Later in the lifecycle, the focus is on production,
delivery and sustainment of the end item. The goal is to continually evolve the digital
representation alongside the end item, gaining continuous insight and knowledge from the
— Department of Defense,
Digital Engineering Strategy