by Robert J. Kelsey and Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor, Managing Automation Magazine
When you think about the millions of products that require a painted surface or perhaps a coating to protect a paint job or natural finish, it's not surprising there are thousands of robots performing these tasks as well as dispensing sealant to close gaps or join components. Automating these jobs is
by Rob Schwamberger, Sales Manager, Automotive Component Paint and General Industries
Increasing costs and environmental regulations have forced composites manufacturers to consider robotic automation for the application of fiberglass chop and gel. As noted in the accompanying case study, robotic automation can be used to apply spray chop and gel to anything from chicken coop fan housings to boats and bathtubs.