Boeing this week unveiled new technology for creating detailed three-dimensional renderings of its assembly lines using low-powered lasers mounted on a cart and wheeled around the factory floor.

Aerospace reporter Glenn Farley of KING5 has details on the technology in this report, explaining that the technique could be used to enable more robotics in the assembly process.

In addition, Boeing is exploring the potential use of laser scanning to help spacecraft dock with the International Space Station or future outposts in orbit.That possibility is particularly interesting given Boeing’s role in the new commercial space race.

One of its competitors, SpaceX, today launched the first commercial space mission to the International Space Station.

Here’s the KING5 report …

Thanks to Isaac Alexander for his help. Follow his Jet City Star Twitter feed for aerospace news.

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