On-Demand Webinars: Materials

In-Motion, Automatic Paint Defect Repair


With today’s new high-performance coatings, obtaining a high-quality finish is even more important. Modern high-performance, inline, car body surface inspection technology can bring users closer to achieving a near 100% defect-free coating within a current factory floor space. This 30-minute Webinar examines new in-motion, automatic paint defect-detection technology that scans up to 40,000 images, using up to 40 high-resolution cameras, on a moving line with short cycle times (less than 10 seconds).

Topics include:

  • How scan results are transmitted to operators via monitors, tablets, smartphones, or printers, allowing real-time corrections to the finish done on the line with little to no interruption of production times that result in higher productivity and efficiency.
  • How the system detects small coating defects, including pinholes and other paint micro-defects, as well as dents and peaks—information used by robotics sanders and buffers to repair the defect.
  • How the quality-control instrument—designed to imitate the functions of the human eye and mimic the sensations in the brain using double-focus image technology—confirms the quality of repairs.
  • How the entire process occurs without stopping the assembly line.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Mark Lombardi, Technical Support Manager, Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc.

Mark Lombardi serves as Technical Support Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. In his current role, he oversees all color and appearance, radiometric, and instrument systems product lines in North America. Mark was part of the original Sensing Group established by Minolta Corp. in the early 1990s and previously held positions as Master Technician and Service Manager.

Michael Koper, Digital Vision Solutions Business Development Manager, Eines

Mike Koper is the Digital Vision Solutions Business Development Manager for Eines. He has experience in robotics, vision, advanced automation, smart sensors, and augmented reality applications for automotive OEMs. Mike has worked in and consulted for the manufacturing industry for more than 20 years and is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Oakland University and a master’s degree in management from Nazareth College, as well as certifications as a Manufacturing Engineer, Professional Engineering Manager, and certified Technologist.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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