Dürr Paint Test and Training Center In Michigan Packing Them In
Test and Training Center offers unique resources that provide OEMs offline opportunities to test paint and sealer materials for their production applications.
Dürr says its Test and Training Center in Southfield, Michigan — which it calls the largest paint test center in North America — has been so popular with customers since it opened in early 2016 that it has been booked to capacity almost every month.
The company says the paint technology and high viscosity material tests conducted thus far have been very successful with positive reactions from customers, resulting in high demand for use of the facility. The training courses have also been very well received, leading to a constant addition of course offerings.
The new Test and Training Center offers unique resources that provide OEMs offline opportunities to test paint and sealer materials for their production applications. Dürr says it ensures a high-quality experience with the industry’s newest equipment, latest technologies, and specialized technicians.
In cooperation with paint manufacturers and suppliers, Dürr says its experts develop and test future-oriented paint methods, concepts, and solutions for the automotive, coating and general industries. They say OEMs can work in a hands-on environment with their own products.
Dürr says the Ecopaint oven at the Test Center is the only oven of its kind in North America: a full automotive sized oven, configurable to simulate radiant and convection heating processes. The oven has two zones, each with a direct fired heater, and features a large cross section with the capacity to bake full sized vehicles. Each zone is independently controlled for both temperature and volume of air, giving Dürr the ability to simulate any type of oven zone or style, and experiment with existing and proposed configurations. The Ecopaint oven allows for examination of the car body — heavy metal areas, sill, B-pillar, underbody rail, inserts for crash and roll-over protection — to locate trouble spots with curing or cooling.
For information, please visit durr-northamerica.com
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