Artomation Granted Patent for Teaching
Machines to Think More Like A Painter
April 4, 2005Cleveland, OHArtomation Corporation
has been awarded a US patent for developing a system that allows
machines to automatically paint complex parts.
While the geometry and mathematical computations that underlie
the invention are complex, the idea is simple: teach a machine
to pain the way an experienced person does.
Artomation software creates an "optimum path" for spraying paint
and other coatings that saves time and money for Artomation customers.
"As pressures increase on US manufacturers to cut costs and boost
productivity," said John McDonough, Artomation president, "tools
like ours may mean the difference between being productive and
being out of business."
Artomation helps battle the common problem of wasted paint, called
"over-spray." "Over-spray is not just a nuisance, it's a large
cost in unnecessary paint, maintenance, emissions and clean-up,"
Artomation designs and manufactures a line of standard and customized
automated paint machines for a wide range of industrial and automotive
coatings applications. Artomation machines havee ben supplied to
Since 1992, Artomation has been an innovator in coating and finishing
systems. In 1994, Artomation spearheaded National Science Foundation
supported research that generated significant breakthroughs in
software controlled robotics and led to the unique, patented, PC
control technology that is supplied to customers today.
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