Audi tests innovative new body seal at Hungarian plant

Car manufacturer Audi is testing a new method of body sealing, known as digital sealing, at its Hungarian plant in Győr

A robot-guided applicator deposits ultra-fine droplets of uniform quality to the body with outstanding accuracy. Beforehand, trained system operators programmed the optimal width and thickness of material to be applied. The new method grants complete freedom in determining the thickness and width of material. This makes it possible to apply the sealing material more quickly and with supreme precision.

Thanks to the precision involved, almost none of the sealing material goes to waste. What’s more, because less material is used, the overall weight of the vehicle is reduced by several kilograms, with every kilogram saved improving vehicle dynamics and cutting carbon emissions.