#2038: SkinSchemes

Imagine if cars, planes etc were spray painted in colours which matched the surface stress or fluid velocities which numerical models predict.

Today’s invention is a spraypaint shop with whose robots can interpret the FEA or CFD design imagery for a given model and reproduce those patterns in paint.

The colours used on a given vehicle or other product need not be garish but could come from a restricted palette as chosen by the buyer -thus making one’s car or bike look unique -and ubertechie at the same time.