All Bodyshop articles – Page 7

  • Porsche Leipzig

    Panamera made completely at Leipzig


    Germany – The Porsche factory in Saxony will take over the production and painting of the new-generation bodies-in-white from Volkswagen Hanover, which has held this responsibility since the launch of the model in 2009. Previously, Leipzig undertook the pre-assembly and final assembly. Porsche has spent around €500m ($556.4m) ...

  • 360SIMS_DualRobot_Kuka_BIW_Cell_with_RPS-Rechts_LR

    Metrology meets automation


    Portable systems have made high-accuracy measurement possible across all plant areas – the next step in this evolution is the integration of metrology with automation From the progressive assembly line to lean manufacturing principles, the automotive industry has always led the way in manufacturing technology. As the industry faces ...

  • Klemens Bartmann

    Interview: Klemens Bartmann, Axalta


    As the coatings company turns 150 years old, its global technology director reflects on the sector’s trends, challenges and opportunities – including new materials, environmental concerns and multi-functionality Klemens Bartmann, Axalta Coating SystemsJoanne Perry (JP): Can you briefly outline the differences in requirements between coatings for light vehicles and those ...

  • BMW San Luis Potosi

    BMW breaks ground at San Luis Potosí


    Mexico – Once construction is complete, the plant in the north-central state will make BMW 3 Series sedans, with capacity for 150,000 units per year. Production is expected to begin in 2019. The new factory will have a bodyshop, paintshop and assembly hall, and represents an investment of $1 billion. ...

  • Article

    Aço está em movimento


    Ao produzir materiais mais fortes e mais versáteis, fabricantes de aço estão ajudando OEMs a fazer mais com menos. A indústria do aço está inovando em um ritmo furioso - e é necessário. Seu domínio de longa data na indústria automotiva está sob ameaça devido a uma variedade de alternativas ...