May 15, 2006 – Yamaha develops surface finishing technology
May 15, 2006
Filed under Features
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has developed a new surface finishing technology called “Film-on-Graphics,” designed to enable 3D and “phosphorescence” effects considered difficult to realize with conventional coating technologies.
Film-on-Graphics technology employs special film, prepared by printing, adhesive coating or whatever treatment is required in the application. The film is then heated and pressed against the surface of objects — such as parts or components — in a vacuum chamber to give them a precisely colored and patterned decorative finish.
Yamaha says the new technology offers a number of advantages over conventional approaches:
The new technology has a broad range of application for exterior parts and components, such as covers, cowlings and fenders of motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. psb