Audi etches black into automobile paint

The routine grown by Audi experts creates any Audi unique. As a preferred black are practical to components after being painted, a routine can simply be integrated into normal array production. “The routine of prejudiced matting is an glorious instance of a coherence of a production. Being means to exercise individualization in normal array prolongation is one of a aims of a intelligent factory,” settled Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Member of a Board of Management for Production during AUDI AG.

Painting an vehicle consists of – in serve to a cathodic drop cloaking to strengthen opposite gnawing – during slightest 3 serve coats: filler, bottom cloak and a pure lacquer as a tip protecting coat. With a newly grown process, a template of a preferred settlement is initial placed on a component. A blustering complement afterwards sprays a special powder onto a surface, that roughens a transparent lacquer to a abyss of only a few thousandths of a millimeter – reduction than a tenth of a density of a tellurian hair. This creates a outcome of a matt and comparable pattern.

“With this process, we cgange a luminosity of a paintwork and a power of a sheen. Light attack a aspect is afterwards reflected diffusely by a individualized aspect areas. This creates it seem matt,” explained plan manager Dr. Erhard Brandl. Production territory conduct Mirko Endres added: “This form of individualization is continue resistant, distinct required lettering and stickers, and it has a most some-more high-quality appearance.”

The Audi paint emporium can request roughly any settlement that a patron competence enterprise and that does not impact any third-party rights. At present, components with a distance adult to a scale by a scale can be processed in this way. The super sports automobile Audi R8 is a initial indication for that this record is offering by a Audi disdainful individualization program. If desired, R8 business can have their particular lettering and graphics practical to a side blades of a Coupe and a open Spyder version. It is designed to extend a offer to other models in a future.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi R8 Coupe:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 12.3-11.4
CO2 emissions total in g/km: 287-272

Audi R8 Spyder:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11.7
CO2 emissions total in g/km: 277

**The ranges of quoted total for fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions count on a tires and wheels propitious as good as a engine/transmission versions.