WHAT IS PIXELPAINT

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February 1, 2023

WHAT IS PIXELPAINT

What is PixelPaint? Technology from ABB designed to increase the speed of painting cars and improve durability of painting. Instead of traditional spraying, PixelPaint uses an ink head that eliminates overspray and applies two-tone paint and single patterns in a single pass without masking or masking areas on the bodywork, helping to reduce bottlenecks in car paint shops. This reduces downtime, improves productivity and, what’s more, allows for more personalised paint scheme options.

Millennials’ desire for more customisation has increased the demand for custom vehicle paint schemes using a second colour, a different paint or a special design application. Individual projects are a time-consuming and labour-intensive process that requires multiple journeys through the painting line and thus wasting 20-30% of the paint on spraying.

This is why PixelPaint was designed. Objective: to reduce the amount of work, waste and costs associated with custom painting work. The solution includes an ink head, a dispensing control package and RobotStudio programming software for two-colour and decorative painting.

In today’s highly competitive automotive market, vehicle manufacturers need solutions to help them improve flexibility, performance and cost competitiveness while providing a high-quality paint finish, including bespoke options to meet the growing demand for custom designs.

The technology is available as a cell using two ABB robots. Printing ink directly on the target area with the print head instead of spraying with a conventional atomiser, ensuring 100% transfer efficiency. This approach enables paint shop owners to perform custom paint jobs in one pass, significantly reducing cycle times. It also allows you to paint complex patterns in high resolution.

Classic COrner & REStoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

classic corner & resoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

Driven

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

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