Saint-Gobain Solar Gard (“Solar Gard”), a leader in automotive paint protection film, has provided material properties for ExactFlat’s leading 3D to 2D digital pattern making software.
TORONTO, ON, August 23, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Saint-Gobain Solar Gard (“Solar Gard”), a leader in automotive paint protection film, has provided material properties for ExactFlat’s leading 3D to 2D digital pattern making software. These material properties are used to flatten the unique geometry of automotive exterior surfaces into accurate 2D patterns for paint protection film application. Dealers, installers and customers will benefit from high quality, durable paint protection film accurately cut and installed.
Solar Gard’s state-of-the-art automotive paint protection film protects a car’s finish, from headlights to bumpers. The virtually invisible and durable urethane films provide environmental protection against a variety of contaminants. One major challenge for installers is creating well-fitted 2D patterns and templates for application on 3D surfaces. Traditional hand-applied methods work well for experienced installers, however they are time-consuming. Recently, faster templating methods using digital pattern-making have become popular. But this approach has challenges, too, as it requires the unique 3D surfaces of a huge variety of vehicles to be converted to accurate 2D templates.
To solve this problem, ExactFlat is the first and only technology that uses algorithms which incorporate the mechanical properties and stretch characteristics of the material in question. These mechanical properties for Solar Gard paint protection film have been tested in a certified laboratory and now made freely available to all users of ExactFlat Software. According to Mark Jewell, a leading expert in 3D to 2D digital pattern-making, “Customers can now have increased confidence in their templating and pattern-making methods. The ExactFlat workflow incorporating the Saint-Gobain materials is the fast, reliable way to complete paint protection film projects.”
About Solar Gard
Solar Gard is a global leader in patent-protected film technologies for solar control and surface protection across the automotive, residential and commercial industries. As the Thin Films Division of the global glass and building technology icon Saint-Gobain – a company whose 350-year legacy originated with the Hall of Mirrors in Paris’ Palace of Versailles – Solar Gard builds upon decades of work to offer proprietary solar control and safety film solutions. The company’s product portfolio delivers unmatched results in enhancing and protecting vehicles, homes and buildings, and most importantly, the passengers, residents and tenants inside.
For more information, please visit www.solargard.com or email [email protected].
ExactFlat is 3D to 2D digital pattern-making software for textiles, technical textiles and composites. ExactFlat helps make better patterns faster by offering a 100% digital workflow from 3D design to 2D pattern to digital printer and automated cutter. We seek to empower pattern-makers with digital tools that replace slow manual processes. As a result, our customers can produce better products, faster, with less effort and at lower cost.
For more information, contact ExactFlat at www.ExactFlat.com, [email protected]
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