All Paintshop articles

  • Chemetall pretreatment
    Voice

    The power of pretreatment

    2020-01-23T10:46:00Z

    Chemetall’s innovative pretreatment technologies deliver quality and ensure cost savings for OEMs in South Africa

  • GM Arlington Assembly paintshop inspection
    Article

    GM Arlington: expansion and inspection on the Texas SUV lines

    2020-01-13T15:05:00Z

    Upgrades at the home of GM’s full-size SUV production help to launch the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models for 2020

  • Nissan headliner robot
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    Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

    2020-01-10T16:15:00Z

    In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

  • Chemetall GardoFlex aluminium
    Voice

    Shielding aluminium

    2019-12-12T14:19:00Z

    With aluminium continuing as the lightweight material of choice, Chemetall explains why a smarter approach to pretreatment of high-share aluminium content vehicle bodies is required

  • ABB paintshop timeline crop
    Voice

    History in the making

    2019-12-12T11:29:00Z

    ABB is celebrating its sophisticated paint robot 50 years on from developing its first hydraulic prototype in Norway

  • BASF Auroom sporty red
    Voice

    Virtual colour platform

    2019-11-18T14:44:00Z

    BASF’s innovative AUROOM digital technology can help OEMs to visualise the appearance and effects of paint colours on their models

  • skoda-side-dry-line-process-paint-shop
    Article

    Painting sideways

    2019-11-18T14:11:00Z

    With its new paintshop at Mladá Boleslav, Skoda is bringing some unique approaches to conveying, coating and curing 

  • PPG LiDar
    Article

    Detection needs reflection: paintshop's crucial role in autonomous mobility

    2019-11-15T14:34:00Z

    PPG’s William Brunat speaks to AMS about how new vision-system-friendly body coatings will provide vital solutions for electric and autonomous vehicle production …

  • Lamborghini front on
    Article

    Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

    2019-11-14T11:55:00Z

    Chief manufacturing officer at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, Ranieri Niccoli speaks to AMS about the smart features now employed in the factory’s new paintshop

  • Audi EcoPaint A1914380_large
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    Two become one in the Audi paintshop

    2019-11-06T11:38:00Z

    Saving time, resources and environment impact, the OEM has introduced new overspray-free paintshop technology that can apply two colours in one process

  • Durr EcoPaintjet b
    Voice

    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

  • Audi sealing process Gyor
    Article

    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

  • paint-shop-skoda-ostrich-line-dust
    Article

    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. 

  • SEAT-begins-its-electric-offensive-by-introducing-the-Mii-Electric-on-its-inaugural-SEAT-on-Tour_03_HQ
    Article

    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

  • Honda NSX Marysville Ohio
    Article

    Acura Marysville, Ohio

    2019-08-01T09:40:00Z

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

  • Durr EcoScreen
    Article

    Paint technology and investments

    2019-05-23T10:58:00Z

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

  • Volvo Cars Torslanda
    Article

    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 ...

  • ABB robots paintshop
    Article

    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 ...

  • SEAT Martorell paintshop 1
    Article

    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

  • Two tone cars
    Article

    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