National Geographic : 1945 Apr
st to use infra-red rays for drying! Invisible rays, with frequencies millions of times greater than the highest frequency radio wave, now do the paint drying at Ford Motor Company. In gleaming tunnels, the rays from infra-red lamps keep up a steady bombardment. Without heating the air, they strike through the metal. This raises the temperature-dries the paint from the inside out. This system, 5 to 10 times faster than the hottest paint bak ing oven, helps speed such criti cal items as aircraft parts. Patented by Ford, this infra red process is one more of the many important developments Ford has made available to in dustry without charge. Today, thousands of concerns use this process-for everything from making safety glass to de hydrating fruits and vegetables. Here is just one more in a long series of famous Ford "firsts." New Ford-built cars and trucks will continue to profit by this progressive spirit and American ingenuity. Mr. Ford has often said: "One thing we don't believe in is standing still." "STARS OFTHE FUTURE". Listen to the new Ford musical program on all Blue Network stations. Every Friday night - 8:00 E.W.I., 7:00 C.W.T.,9:30 M.W.T.,8:30 P.W.T. EXPECT THE "FIRSTS" FROM FORD!