This book offers unique and valuable contributions to the field. It offers breadth and inclusiveness. Most existing works on automotive painting cover only a single aspect of this complex topic, such as the chemistry of paint or paint booth technology. Monozukuri and Hitozukuri are Japanese terms that can be translated as amaking thingsa and adeveloping peoplea but their implications in Japanese are richer and more complex than this minimal translation would indicate. The Monozukuri-Hitozukuri perspective is drawn from essential principles on which the Toyota approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement is based. From this perspective, neither painting technology RaD nor painting technology use in manufacturing can be done successfully without integrating technological and human concerns involved with making and learning in the broadest sense, as the hyphen is meant to indicate. The editors provide case studies and examples -- drawn from Mr. Todaas 33 years of experience with automotive painting at Toyota and from Dr. Saitoas 18 years experience with IR4TD, the research-for-development group he leads at the University of Kentucky -- that give details on how these two principles can be integrated for successful problem-solving and innovation in industry, in university RaD, and in the collaboration between the two. The book will bring readers up to date on progress in the field over the last decade to provide a basis for and to indicate fruitful directions in future RaD and technology innovation for automotive painting.I would like to send my sincere congratulations to the 10th anniversary of the University of Kentuckya#39;s Painting Technology ... My company, Asahi Sunac has been working on innovative solutions to global environmental and energy problemsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Automotive Painting Technology|
|Author||:||Kimio Toda, Abraham Salazar, Kozo Saito|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-21|