Laser system scores perfect in painting.
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center, at the University of Northern
Iowa, has perfected a laser attachment to a spray gun that cuts costs,
time and waste. The LaserPaint system determines the best spray
gun-to-part distance. When at the optimal gun-to-part distance, two
laser beams converge to form a single dot projected onto the part being
painted. The system also cues technicians to the correct degree of
overlap when painting. The result, says a spokesman, is a "high
quality finish with enhanced environmental benefits."