One of the most well-known uses for infrared heat is in the drying of paint on automotive bodywork. But that is only one of the innumerable applications of IR technology in the manufacture of motor vehicles. From the manufacture of driving mirrors to the forming of carpets or the welding of windshield fluid cylinders -- on the long road from the manufacture of individual components to the production of complete vehicles, nearly every automotive component comes into contact with infrared at least once.
Powder coating or paint curing of oil filter housings, engine blocks, cylinder heads, pistons, other motor parts, steering columns
Welding of fluid reservoirs, filter assemblies, air filter boxes, automotive batteries
Drying flux powder for radiators, battery plates, insulating coating on windings for starter motors