Ford has released a video presentation for its 3D dirt detection technology used to identify and remove dirt particles during the painting process.

Ford has released a video presentation for its 3D dirt detection technology used to identify and remove dirt particles during the painting process.

The technology consists of 16 computer-controlled cameras which are able to create a 3D model of the car in order to detect flaws in the paint such as dirt particles. Once detected, the flaws are manually buffed out to create a virtually perfect paint process. The Blue Oval company says this technology has allowed them to reduce time spent on searching for paint flaws. In addition, workers now have more time to correct the discovered imperfections.

Right now the tech is being used at the Valencia assembly plant in Spain where they make the Grand C-MAX and several compact models. In addition, the tech is implemented at the Dearborn truck plant in Michigan where the F-Series comes to life, as well as at the Kentucky truck plant where Ford is building the Expedition and Super Duty.

Later on this year it will be incorporated in Louisville (Ford Escape), Chicago (Taurus, Explorer, Police Interceptor) and Oakville (Edge, Flex). In 2014 it will also be implemented at the Flat Rock assembly plant (Mustang, Fusion) and in Kansas (F-Series).

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