The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is on its way to the red planet. What kind of surface finish will protect the rover as it does its job? This video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how NASA technicians paint the rover for withstanding the harsh environment of Mars.
Curtiss-Wright’s Microseal impingement lubricant coating process has been utilized on numerous components on NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission.
For automated finishing, are air spray guns or rotary bell atomizers better? Mark Dion from Dürr Systems explains the pros and cons of both for robotic painting.
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Tighter controls of paint flow and pressure may help finishers improve efficiency and profits.
Q. How do you control the flow to a spray gun or a rotary atomizer? Does flow control the pressure or vice versa? A. Without using math and getting into specifics, it may be easier to address the second part of the question first. Flow is the volume dispensed to an end point, such as a gun or a bucket, and how long it takes for ...READ MORE
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BASF coatings development expert Tim December explains how paint atomization works for both pneumatic spray applicators and high-speed rotary bell applicators.
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