Adomea “Dent Vision” for Auto Hail Damage
The wonders of science never ceases to amaze. Once again, the Germans unveil yet another solution for facilitating auto hail dent detection and repair.
Brief History of Paintless Dent Repair
For those of you that are new to the Paintless Dent Repair industry and it’s rich history, the German’s have cornered the market on this amazing dent repair technique. In 1960, at the annual “International Motor Sports Show” in New York City, Mr. Oskar Flaig of the Mercedes Benz factory in Germany invented what is now fondly referred to as “Paintless Dent Repair.”
During the day, IMSS visitors would stroll the showroom floor admiring the beautiful bouquet of automobiles being displayed on the showroom floor. Inevitably, many of the automobiles would get damaged. It was Mr. Flaig’s job to restore the damaged vehicles back to their original state. He only had a few precious hours to remove the dent damage before the show resumed the next morning. To expedite the process, he would use a hammer handle to “push” out the dents. Little did he know just how popular this “quick fix” method would become.
Mobile identification system for vehicle surface defects
Mid-July, 2016 – German owned company Adomea (Advanced Optical Measurement and Automation) announced the MIKo. 17 high resolution cameras are placed in different positions upon the automobiles surface. The cameras can detect any irregularities, variations of depth and distortions on the exterior panels. The cameras are portable and are synchronously controlled using Precision Time Protocol (PTP).
The end result is a complete 3D rendering of the vehicle being inspected. A comprehensive dent damage report is also created using a common dent damage calculation software. The entire process takes approximately 7 minutes.
There are currently five mobile MIKos ready for use across Germany.
The MIKo system has been adopted in the United States as well, but large truck is used which can be set up and parked at the location of need.