Automotive Features for April 2006

Automotive Features Archive

Robotic UV Curing of Coatings Saves Time and Money Robotic UV Curing of Coatings Saves Time and Money

The UV world is getting bigger every day—and that includes the size of the parts being coated and cured. New developments in UV curing have enabled faster and cost-effective coating of large and complex parts. From boats and cars to bathtubs and snowmobiles, the once miniature world of applications that focused quite literally on optical fibers and CD-ROMs has grown up. And the parts have changed from flat sheets of paper to the beautiful curves of guitars and bumper facias.

Driving Away from Hexavalent Chromium Coatings Driving Away from Hexavalent Chromium Coatings

With compliance deadlines for new environmental regulations fast approaching or already in effect, surface finishers are challenged to manage the transition to alternative coating materials and away from hexavalent chromium.