Total Appearance Measurement System

Instrumental analysis of surfaces appearance, roughness and waviness in the automotive painting process A beautiful smooth finish is a key aim when painting a vehicle- the quality of this finish is determined by the surface roughness & waviness of the raw material to be painted and the effectiveness of each subsequent coating process as well as any polishing or sanding operations. The final paint is built of many layers- as each layer is applied it tends to smooth the material. Measuring the surface at each stage gives opportunities to optimize the overall paint process and understand the factors which most influence the final appearance. The Rhopoint TAMS™ can measure and map surfaces at all stages of paint processes from raw material to final topcoat. This innovative device has many of the advantages of the high-resolution analytical tools combined with the portability and accessibility of a handheld device. Developed in cooperation with Volkswagen AG & AUDI AG