Solutions Designed for Color Control

Unique and innovative cars redefine the way consumers think about their automobiles. Merging high-tech features, design, comfort, and functionality into an aesthetic vehicle provides a relaxing place for consumers. However, combining different textures and materials like plastics, metals, and leathers both inside and out requires a reliable color measurement system to deliver true color fidelity.

Precise color measurement tools that can characterize color and appearance attributes on a variety of textures can ensure color is exactly how it was intended to be at the time of final assembly. X-Rite’s color control for automotive manufacturers connects color accurately throughout the entire process while reducing product scrap, production downtime and rework, and simplifying the color management process through a global supply chain.

Customizable solutions from X-Rite enable automotive manufacturers to:

Quality Control for Car Manufacturers:

A dependable quality control program streamlines approval processes and reduces color inconsistencies. Having the right tools is critical for automotive manufacturers to communicate, control, and evaluate color coming in from multiple part suppliers and plants.

  • MA-5 QC:

    Measure effect finishes at final assembly with this compact and lightweight spectrophotometer to ensure color harmony on all parts.
  • Ci64:

    Versatile sphere spectrophotometer designed to measure smooth and textured surfaces, like interior car seats and trim, with greater accuracy and color control.
  • CarFlash:

    Ensure integrity of color quality throughout the automobile production process with a fully automated system designed to integrate inline into robotics systems.
  • Harmony Room:

    Customize a fit-and-finish room to provide best-in-class daylight simulation viewing conditions for cars.

Formulation for Car Manufacturers:

Reacting quickly to consumer needs and creating new color palettes requires a dependable formulation program. X-Rite’s color formulation solutions help reduce the steps to an acceptable color match, manage colorant recipes and specifications, provide consistent color reproduction, and reduce overall waste and rework.

  • Ci7800:

    Deliver seamless communication and coordination of color-critical values and specifications with part suppliers to ensure the color integrity of trim, door handles, hood, and more.
  • Color iMatch:

    Provide optimal initial color matches, reduce wasteful formulation attempts, and eliminate mismatched car parts with this intuitive, job-oriented color formula management and quality control solution. 

Featured Resources

Learn how to measure color, sparkle, and coarseness, with the MA-T family of multi-angle spectrophotometers to create color harmony across the entire workflow.

Register for this webinar to understand spectrophotometers like an expert: how to get spectral data, types of spectrophotometer geometries, and which spectro is right for you.

Ensuring consistent color through your workflow can be a challenge. Learn how to measure, manage, communicate, and report on color with A Guide to Understanding Color.

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