1. Sophisticated medical imaging technique proves useful for automotive industry

    Sophisticated medical imaging technique proves useful for automotive industry

    Many of today's cars are coated with paint that exhibits a metallic or glittery shine. The exact sparkle and color you see is determined by the distribution and characteristics of tiny metal flakes used in the paint. A new approach based on the medical imaging technique optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze these metal flakes, which until now have been difficult to image, in order to improve the efficiency of the automotive finishing process. "We have demonstrated, for the first time, through OCT and our image analysis approach, we are ...

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    1. We have demonstrated, for the first time, through OCT and our image analysis approach, we are able to quantitatively and automatically measure the size, number and orientation of metal flakes in industrially applied car paint.
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