This month's Best Practices takes you into the world of automotive painting, and to the Rubber City of Akron, Ohio.
Akron's Mueller Electric Co. manufacturers electrical components. Mueller engineers designed an inexpensive solution that the company claims will fix a painting problem with plastic and metal auto components. That is paint transfer in an electrostatic grounding environment, where the paint can be drawn to spray everywhere.
They started with a basic concept, and now, according to Mueller Electric, the process is being used by major U.S. and foreign automakers and their component suppliers.
“We make a customized, simple grounding solution that saves on scrap waste, time to execute and is simple to use as a paint application,” said Cliff Prosek, Mueller's general manager.