A new measurement and control technology designed to quickly and accurately measure cured or uncured powder thickness has enabled quality and process engineers in Europe over the past several years to rapidly optimize their powder coating applications through enhanced quality control and closing the loop on their coating application with real-time feedback. The Coatmaster uses advanced thermal optics and can read coatings in an uncured stated and calculate the resulting cured thickness and is now available in North America. For uncured powder coatings, the system can display a 3D heat map of the thickness of an area up to 3’ by 5’ within 15 seconds of reading the part. One differentiating feature vs. similar technologies is that it is not sensitive to part position or orientation, enabling it to read thicknesses on systems where part presentation varies. Over 250 systems have been installed in Europe and is now available in North America through www.coatmasterus.com.