The 3M Abrasive Systems Division has once again taken home the “The Award for Technique” at the 2022 SURCAR Shanghai Congress for the company’s innovative Finesse-it Robotic Paint Repair System. The system is a part of a complete automated solution that allows robots to sand and polish efficiently and reliably.
Automotive manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to increase productivity and quality while maintaining cost-effectiveness. 3M’s new system addresses these needs by completely digitizing the critical operation of automotive paint repair. The system uses a qualified vision system to identify defects, and the proprietary software provides robots with the appropriate repair process, allowing them to sand and polish using 3M’s abrasive products.
Carl Doeksen, Director of the 3M Abrasive Systems Division, says, “We have completely digitized this critical operation, which allows for continuous real-time analysis and improvements via the vast amount of data generated in the automated process.”
3M’s Finesse-it Robotic Paint Repair System is the latest innovation to come out of the company’s Abrasives System Division, which has developed numerous robotic abrasive processes in several industries. These automation processes help increase productivity, consistency and cost savings, benefits that are even more critical with a shrinking workforce.
This is the second year in a row that 3M has taken home the “The Award for Technique” at SURCAR, with the company’s Finesse-it Robotic Paint Repair System being a major factor in securing their win.
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