On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Total Appearance Measurement System for Automotive Applications


For maximum impact, the surface quality of an automotive paint finish must instantly produce an appealing visual sensation for the customer. This 30-minute Webinar discusses a new way of quantifying appearance quality by using double-focus image technology to imitate the functions of the human eye and mimic the sensations that take place in the brain.

Topics include:

  • How to define quality and harmony in appearance with a single value
  • How to use four parameters – contrast, image sharpness, waviness, and dominant structure size (dimension) – to produce a comprehensive description of the visual sensation
  • How raw-material and e-coat modes can generate an optical roughness profile of a surface
  • How to create surface altitude maps for evaluation with 3D reader software

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Mark Lombardi, Technical Support Manager, Konica Minolta Sensing

Mark Lombardi, Technical Support Manager at Konica Minolta Sensing, was part of the original Minolta Sensing group established in the early 1990s. Mark has held the positions of Master Technician and Service Manager. He is currently overseeing a team of application engineers who support all of Konica Minolta Sensing’s product lines.


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