Optimization of a Paint Production Process
OAKLAND UNIV ROCHESTER MI INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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The project will be conducted for the U.S. Army TARDEC Survivability Group. The main objective of this project is to integrate a pixilated camouflage paint pattern into the production process for the Future Combat Systems FCS. Currently, military systems are coated with a single color of Chemical Agent Resistant Coating CARC for the entire vehicle. However, when the previous generation of camouflage was applied, it was done by hand, using pattern templates only as a guide which led to variation and overspray from color to color, and each color could be applied over the previous ones. The new camouflage pattern requires that a minimal amount of paint be applied i.e. different colors should not be coated over others. In addition, the paint process will be almost entirely robotic with the exception a few minor details i.e. touch ups.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes