ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Remember the sticker shock the last time you reached for a can of quality paint at your neighborhood hardware store? Ford's Louisville, KY, plant will use Fanuc's P-200E robots to paint the inside of pickup truck boxes. Although auto makers buy paint by the barrel and have leverage as high-volume buyers, even they are not immune. In fact, automotive paint, because it must be so robust, can cost up to $70 per gallon. The equipment and robots necessary ...

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