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Method for Optimizing Paint Application and Paint Usage Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244752D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 101K

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WeiJie Yan: AUTHOR [+3]


Nowadays, in paint cases from customers, which require to provide a complete solution for painting work objects, customers likely give the following requirements: the minimum thickness of paint for each separate area but the maximum overlap between painting areas. In this case, we refer to the atomizer spray diagram and attempt to map it to the given work object with a pre-defined allowed paint overlapping area. The technical problems incude: a)To get the atomizer spray diagram and map it to the given work object with a pre-defined allowed paint overlapping area, it not only would this require a large amount of workloads, but it also needs to verify the painted work objects with the customers frequently to get a most satisfied result. b) For the check of the paint thickness of the painted work object, it is usually done manually by analyzing separate points (coordinates) of the work object. However, it is hard to know specific overlapping areas unless you check every point on the model, which is also very time-consuming. C) Another problem that usually happens during the practice is that it's likely to get overlaps in certain hard-to-reach areas.A new method can be developed to generate and enhance paint robot paths. This can be done by first developing a more accurate model of paint application. This model then can create simpler ways to generate robot paths that are used to apply paint coating.By developing the new method for generating paint robot paths, programming time can be reduced, tremendous amount of costs can be saved for customers, more accurate solutions can be provided, and at the same time environmental impacts will also be reduced.

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Method for optimizing paint application and paint usage General description

A new method can be developed to generate and enhance paint robot paths. 

This can be done by first developing a more accurate model of paint application. This model  then can create simpler ways to generate robot paths that are used to apply paint coating. 



a) Nowadays, in paint cases from customers, which require to provide a complete solution  for painting work objects, customers likely give the following requirements: the  minimum thickness of paint for each separate area but the maximum overlap between  painting areas. In this case, we refer to the atomizer spray diagram and attempt to map  it to the given work object with a pre‐defined allowed paint overlapping area. Not only  would this require a large amount of workloads, but it also needs to verify the painted  work objects with the customers frequently to get a most satisfied result. 

b) For the check of the paint thickness of the painted work object, it is usually done  manually by analyzing separate points (coordinates) of the work object. However, it is  hard to know specific overlapping areas unless you check every point on the model,  which is also very time‐consuming. 

c) Another problem that usually happens during the practice is that it's likely to get  overlaps in certain hard‐to‐reach areas. 


1. Before painting    2. Perfect painting    3. Actual painting   





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Detailed description


With the new method, if a work object is given for the first time, we will use the added  florescent pigment to apply paint. The pigment itself can be invisible to naked eyes, but will  reflect light with certain wave lengths. In this way, customers can attend a "wo...