Skip the surface defects on outer automotive panels

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For the automotive industry predicting surface defects in outer panels is very crucial for their business as it directly impacts the perceived value of the product.

Mouse ears, and other visual defects occur when sheet metal deflects minutely from the intended curvature of the part. However, such minuscule deviations can be visible on the car’s glossy surface and really reduce its appeal.

Manufacturers of automotive panels worldwide still face a challenge to numerically predict the mouse ears and other cosmetic defects.

ESI PAM-STAMP simulates these problems quickly which is then inspected in the Virtual Light Room module, emulating the reflective room conditions with virtual lights. Post the inspection, an AI based surface classifier solution – Autaza (link is external), rates the surface defects found on automotive body panels.