The Thermo Polishing tool is the result of a joint production with Mirka, a world leader in abrasives technology innovation. The tool, based on an infrared camera, ODG R-7 smart glasses and laptop, is used to enhance the polishing of  surfaces in the automotive industry.  Thermo Polishing has proven to increase accuracy and eliminate defaults significantly.


Around mid 2014 the basic idea around the Thermo Polishing tool was born. Mirka and 3DS worked closely together to develop the tool and in 2016 the tool was ready.

Use areas: Accurate polishing of surfaces e.g. in the automotive industry.

Highly pleasing results during tests at Valmet Automotive
When tested at Valmet Automotive, a leading service provider in automotive engineering, vehicle manufacturing, convertible roof systems and related business services, the results showed that there were clear improvements regarding accuracy and fewer defaults.

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“Polishing surfaces in the automotive industry  is a delicate skill. Having worked with the automotive industry for a long time, we knew that if we could come up with a tool that would shorten the training period and reduce defaults it would be extremely useful and valuable for them.”

Hans Hede

Chief Developer, Processes, Mirka