Audi tests new paint finishesSeptember 12, 2019
The new process becomes more environmentally friendly, economical, easy for employees, and also significantly improves the quality of painting.
In its own paint workshop in Hungary, Audi is testing a new method for painting the body. First, before painting, a paste-like sealing material is applied to the car on the welds. This has a good effect on acoustics, protects against rust and seals the interior. Thanks to this method, the company will not have problems with the selection of the thickness of the material used, and the sealant will be applied to the body much faster and better.
The innovation is known as digital compaction. Robots direct super-thin jets of material with the highest precision. Pre-trained system specialists adjust the spray width for application. Almost no particles of material go beyond the body, making it cheaper, and the weight of the car is reduced by several kilograms due to the smaller thickness of the application. Any reduction in weight has a good effect on aerodynamics and reduces harmful emissions.
This method is also useful for employees, because their work is greatly simplified. Due to the high accuracy of sealing, the process saves time and improves quality.
- 2021 Hyundai Kona N spotted at the Nurburgring
- The prototype of the mysterious hypercar Bugatti went to tests
- 2020 Toyota Highlander recalled due to airbags
- 40-year-old Volkswagen Golf with 1200 kilometers mileage will be sold at auction
- The new frame SUV SsangYong Rexton presented