PixelPaint uses an inkjet head to eliminate overspray and enable two-tone paint or custom designs in one pass, eliminating masking and de-masking. The system is 50% faster and more sustainable than the standard method of running vehicles through paint shops multiple times to add colors or designs.

PixelPaint incorporates an inkjet head, dosing control package, and RobotStudio programming software for two-tone and decorative painting applications.

It’s available as a cell using two ABB IRB 5500 robots. The non-overspray technology prints paint directly on to a target area using the printing nozzle head instead of spraying with a conventional atomizer, resulting in 100% transfer efficiency.

ABB Robotics Systems https://global.abb/group/en

All-metal hot zone furnace

The first-of-its-kind Mentor all-metal hot zone furnace model has a 12" x 12" x 18" working zone. The furnace increases capacity for processing sensitive materials such as PH stainless, nickel-based superalloys, titanium, and ferritic/austenitic stainless steels, yet focuses on smaller lots and one-off items. Users are able to reap the benefits of an all-metal furnace while minimizing overall cost.

Solar Atmospheres https://solaratm.com