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Automotive Painting Technology

A Monozukuri-Hitozukuri Perspective

Toda, Kimio, Salazar, Abraham, Saito, Kozo (Eds.)

2013, XI, 184 p. 153 illus., 92 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a fresh holistic perspective on both the field of automotive painting technology and industry-university collaborative R&D
  • No other books cover the entire process, including chemistry, industrial technology and thermal science aspects
  • Gives a fantastic overview of  the current state of the art in this field

This book offers unique and valuable contributions to the field. It offers breadth and inclusiveness. Most existing works on automotive painting cover only a single aspect of this complex topic, such as the chemistry of paint or paint booth technology. Monozukuri and Hitozukuri are Japanese terms that can be translated as “making things” and “developing people” but their implications in Japanese are richer and more complex than this minimal translation would indicate. The Monozukuri-Hitozukuri perspective is drawn from essential principles on which the Toyota approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement is based. From this perspective, neither painting technology R&D nor painting technology use in manufacturing can be done successfully without integrating technological and human concerns involved with making and learning in the broadest sense, as the hyphen is meant to indicate. The editors provide case studies and examples -- drawn from Mr. Toda’s 33 years of experience with automotive painting at Toyota and from Dr. Saito’s 18 years experience with IR4TD, the research-for-development group he leads at the University of Kentucky -- that give details on how these two principles can be integrated for successful problem-solving and innovation in industry, in university R&D, and in the collaboration between the two.

The book will bring readers up to date on progress in the field over the last decade to provide a basis for and to indicate fruitful directions in future R&D and technology innovation for automotive painting.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » APT - Fluid dynamics - Hitozukuri - Monozukuri - R&D - Toyota - automotive painting - painting technology

Related subjects » Image Processing - Mechanical Engineering - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

Foreword: Monozukuri-based Automobile Painting Science and Technology; Masahiko Amari 


1 Introduction; Kozo Saito

Part I Painting Technology—The Empirical Approach

2 What Is Spray Coating?; Kimio Toda

Part II Painting Technology: Numerical Simulation and Scale Modeling

Computational Modeling of Relevant Automotive Rotary Spray Painting Process; Abraham J. Salazar

4 The Use of Scale Model to Study Film Flow in a Rotary Atomizer Cup; Vedanth Srinivasan, Abraham J. Salazar and Kozo Saito

Part III Painting Technology—Visualization and Characterization

Automotive Paint Spray Characterization and Visualization; Nelson K. Akafuah

Part IV Painting Technology—Research and Education—An Integrative Approach

Hitozukuri and Monozukuri in Relation to Research and Development in Surface Coating; K. Saito, A. J. Salazar, K. Kreafle and E. Grulke

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