Automotive Painting Technology

A Monozukuri-Hitozukuri Perspective

  • Kimio Toda
  • Abraham Salazar
  • Kozo Saito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Kozo Saito
    Pages 1-2
  3. Painting Technology—The Empirical Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Kimio Toda
      Pages 5-43
  4. Painting Technology: Numerical Simulation and Scale Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Vedanth Srinivasan, Abraham J. Salazar, Kozo Saito
      Pages 97-117
  5. Painting Technology—Visualization and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
  6. Painting Technology Research and Education—An Integrative Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. K. Saito, A. J. Salazar, K. Kreafle, E. Grulke
      Pages 169-184

About this book


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 “making things” and “developing people” 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 R&D 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. Toda’s 33 years of experience with automotive painting at Toyota and from Dr. Saito’s 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 R&D, 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 R&D and technology innovation for automotive painting.


APT Fluid dynamics Hitozukuri Monozukuri R&D Toyota automotive painting painting technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimio Toda
    • 1
  • Abraham Salazar
    • 2
  • Kozo Saito
    • 3
  1. 1.Asahi Sunac CorporationOwariasahiJapan
  2. 2.University of Kentucky, College of EngineeringInstitute of Research for Technology DevLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.University of Kentucky, College of EngineeringInstitute of Research for Technology DevLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5094-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5095-1
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