Paintshop

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    Shared colours, sharpening lines

    2019-10-02T11:43:00Z

    A new automated system by Dürr underlines a two-tone painting capability that does away with the unwieldy and laborious masking tape process

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    Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

    2019-09-13T10:11:00Z

    Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

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    Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop

    2019-08-22T08:59:00Z

    Construction of the new Skoda paintshop at its Mladá Boleslav plant began in August 2018. It has the capacity to produce 168,000 lacquered bodies per year. 

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    Success for Seat

    2019-08-19T16:19:00Z

    Spain’s biggest exporter has turned its finances around and looks to have a bright future. Ian Henry reports

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    Acura Marysville, Ohio

    2019-08-01T09:40:00Z

    An inside look at production of the second-generation Acura NSX in Marysville, Ohio

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    Paint technology and investments

    2019-05-23T10:58:00Z

    AMS looks at the latest innovations and investments in automotive paintshops around the world

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    Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop

    2019-05-20T15:07:00Z

    Volvo Cars Torslanda Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one ...

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    ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

    2019-05-14T16:50:00Z

    China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform. “We are delighted ...

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    SEAT Martorell paintshop

    2019-05-14T15:07:00Z

    SEAT Martorell produces the Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Audi A1. The plant has seen a substantial €23m investment to automate one of the lines in the paintshop and install a new colour booth for painting the two-tone bodies of the Arona and A1

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    A two-tone finish

    2019-04-29T13:53:00Z

    Bi-colour coats and enhanced quality assurance are high on the agenda in the paintshop at SEAT’s Martorell factory. Michael Nash gets an inside look

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    Supporting structures

    2019-04-29T13:29:00Z

    With capability and complexity within paintshops on the increase, Mike Farish speaks to suppliers about the more proactive and better connected quality control efforts taking shape As the materials and processes that underpin automotive paintshop operations continue to develop, so must relevant support services as demand for continuous improvement ...

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    Paintshop 4.0

    2019-01-10T14:54:00Z

    Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét The skids used to convey vehicle bodies through the various coating and drying stages in the paintshop are seen as ...

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    The perfect finishing touch

    2018-12-03T09:45:00Z

    Turkish alloy wheel producer Cevher Wheels has invested in Graco Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic When it comes to spray painting alloy wheels, just how do you get the balance between obtaining a perfect finish, cutting material consumption, reducing environmental impact, minimising maintenance downtime and ensuring operational safety? Cevher ...

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    The clean machines

    2018-11-29T12:11:00Z

    Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

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    Cool paint for hot cars

    2018-11-27T17:18:00Z

    Ferrari is renowned for the high quality paint finish on its supercars. So creating a workable paint formulation that would cure at much lower temperatures without compromising these exacting standard would be a challenge. PPG’s Technical director, William Brunat, discusses the project with Nick Holt The project with Ferrari ...

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    Orion plant is GM’s quality control star

    2013-11-01T16:24:18Z

    We reveal how GM maintains a high level of quality control during painting procedures at the manufacturer’s Michigan plant Technology & painting phases A global perspective Modernising ageing installations A fresh perspective A new paintshop in Fairfax A little over a year ago, quality control procedures at the General Motors ...

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    Perfecting primerless painting PSA-style

    2011-09-01T12:23:06Z

    Measuring success Although it started out producing pepper grinders, and then expanded its portfolio to include bicycles, PSA Peugeot Citroën is now Europe’s second largest car manufacturer. The Poissy site just outside Paris is where France’s first ever compact water-based painting process has been installed, and is regualated by an ...

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    Variations on a colour theme

    2010-05-01T11:13:41Z

    Limitless possibilities PSA’s Pierre Budar explains how production of the new Citroën DS3 hatchback has been organised to allow for the car’s twotone paint finish. The DS3 is the first model in Citroën’s new line which will ultimately feature three distinctively styled cars; DS3, DS4 and DS5. Key to their ...

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    PaintExpo covers the bases

    2010-03-01T11:03:01Z

    adphos Innovative Technologies Erichsen Harter InfraBioTech CSF Foerderanlagen Vollert Anlagenbau Chemische Werke Kluthe CMA Robotics The industrial paints market is looking better than it has done for the past year. AMS previews PaintExpo, one of the year’s top paint and coatings events. Recent figures suggest that the automotive market has ...

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    Rust never sleeps

    2009-09-01T15:31:37Z

    With five and seven year corrosion warranties being offered on many cars, the need for e-coat protection has never been greater Always ahead Protection and support with a global reach For over 40 years, e-coats have been protecting cars from corrosion. BASF Coatings has now landed a coup with CathoGuard ...