1st Automotive Workshop in Master's Degree in Colour Technology for the Automotive Sector
The purpose of the ColTAS Master is to provide comprehensive training in the multidisciplinary study of Color Science and Technology from a global perspective. Students will examine the physico-chemical and visual laws and solve real or simulated problems that often arise when using special effect pigments in different industrial sectors, particularly within the automotive sector.
The organization in two weeks, in an intensive program including demo sessions by instrument companies, invited seminars by experts, and practical lab sessions, will help to acquire and complete an inter and multi-disciplinary training of the Color Science and Technology based on special-effect pigments for the next months.
For these reasons, the program of the 1st ColTAS workshop has a diverse list of applied and theoretical topics:
specific software for the visual management of automotive coatings
multi-variate statistics (PCA, MDS, DoE, etc) for visual appearance of materials
digital reproduction of gonio-apparent colors
advanced color formulation in refinish and OEM coatings
advanced instrumentation based on gonio- hyper-spectral imaging systems
advanced characterization techniques to assure the desired visual appearance of special-effect pigments, texture and color differences, etc.
practical sessions doing visual and instrumental correlation studies using right instruments and lighting booths for gonio-apparent colors.
In this way, our students will get to be ready, well trained, to solve at short and/or medium term challenges due to the multi-scale approach of the visual appearance of materials in many industries, and not only in the automotive sector.