Automotive refinishing entails removing, repairing and replacing damaged sheet metal, plastic and composite parts.
One of the final steps in refinishing is painting. During painting, employees wearing lint-free overalls are air-scrubbed before entering the dust-free world of the paint shop.
The car shells or bodies are immersed in water with cleaning fluids, in a phosphate dip to prepare the metal to accept the paint, and in the rust-proofing fluid. A spray bell then applies the primer (undercoat) and two coats of water-based paint with a fine mist.
In recent history adaptation of #robotic painting has been embraced by car manufacturers. Not only are #robots precise, but they are also fast, and they do it repetitively. Generally making them cheaper to have.
Despite them being super productive, replacing #human workers with robots has given rise to both ethical and economic issues.
Some industry leading experts are suggesting that robots should also be taxed.
@abbrobotics robots are the most widely used #robots in #industrial car painting.
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