SelfPaint-A self-programming paint booth
Paper in proceedings, 2018

In this paper we present a unique Fraunhofer approach that aims towards a vision to automate the product preparation in paint shops by automatically generating robot paths and process conditions that guarantee a certain wanted paint coverage. This will be accomplished through a combination of state-of-the-art simulation technology, inline quality control by novel terahertz thickness measurement technology, and surface treatment technology. The benefits of the approach are a shortened product preparation time, increased quality and reduced material and energy consumption. The painting of a tractor fender is used to demonstrate the approach.

automatic path planning


Spray painting

computational fluid dynamics

immersed boundary method

terahertz measurements


Fredrik Edelvik

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Oliver Tiedje

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Joachim Jonuscheit

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematk

Johan Carlson

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 72 474-479

51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018
Stockholm, Sweden,

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Chemical Process Engineering



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