Karlsruhe  /  April 21, 2020  -  April 24, 2020

PaintExpo 2020

[The organizer of PaintExpo has decided to postpone the world's leading trade fair for industrial painting technology to 2021.]

Website PaintExpo

Hall 2 / Booth 2336

For the eighth time, PaintExpo will showcase innovations, applications, future technologies and trends covering all aspects of coating from the 21st through the 24th of April, 2020. It presents the full spectrum of international product and service offerings in the field of industrial coating technology throughout the entire value creation chain.

We are on site with a booth and a team from our department Materials Characterization and Testing« and report on our project »SelfPaint: the self-programming painting cell for small quantities«. In addition, we have our robot for layer thickness measurement as a demonstrator on the stand.

You are welcome to visit us in hall 2, at booth 2336!

Self-Programming Painting Cell for Industry 4.0

Under the name »SelfPaint«, a self-programming painting cell was developed, which covers the entire painting process from object recognition to spray simulations, path optimization and final thickness inspection. This enables the automated painting of lot-size-one products as well as the painting process optimization. 

Fully automatic painting of tools or vehicle parts is the basis for cost-effective and high-quality production. So far, however, programming with a painting robot is only worthwhile for mass production. Self-programming painting cells, which were co-developed by our institute, now also paint individual parts fully automatically and simultaneously ensure quality control.

The services range from initial object detection and spray simulations to painting path optimization and final inspection of the coating thickness – the entire painting process is covered.