CLEVELAND - Artomation Corp. has been awarded a U.S. patent for developing a system that allows machines to automatically paint complex parts. While the geometry and mathematical computations that underlie the invention are complex, the idea is simple: teach a machine to paint the way an experienced person does.

Artomation software creates an "optimum path" for spraying paint and other coatings that saves time and money. "As pressures increase on U.S. manufacturers to cut costs and boost productivity," says John McDonough, Artomation president, "tools like ours may mean the difference between being productive and being put out of business."

Artomation designs and manufactures a line of standard and customized automated paint machines for a wide range of industrial and automotive coatings applications. For more information, visit