All Paintshop articles – Page 2

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    European automotive manufacturing in an age of disruption


    European automotive production is in a state of flux and continued disruption. The accumulative impact of continuing coronavirus-related problems, the prominence of Asian productivity, and now war threatens to cause further damage to automotive manufacturing, Jason Dunn reports.

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    Watch: #FreeRunner: EcoProFleet & DXQlogistics.control


    EcoProFleet is Dürr‘s first automated guided vehicle (AGV) designed specially for paint shops

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    Ineos prepares for production


    As Ineos moves towards a second phase of prototypes for production, AMS visited the company’s new automotive manufacturing plant in Hambach, France to see how production of its Grenadier 4x4 is developing.

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    Volvo investing $1.1 billion in Gothenburg site to support huge electrification push


    In the coming years, Volvo Cars will be investing SEK 10 billion ($1.1 billion) into its manufacturing plant in the Torslanda province of Gothenburg, Sweden, as preparation for the production of the next generation of fully electric cars.

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    Porsche: Inside the Macan paintshop


    During our recent AMS Livestream on developing and operating more sustainable, flexible paintshops, Henning Steinborn, head of paintshop and Klaus Koberg, who is head of paintshop Maintenance, both from Porsche’s Leipzig plant, offered some insights into how the premium vehicle maker has developed its paint operations

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    AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green


    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production

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    Attractive Solutions

    2022-01-05T10:53:00Z Author MHD Magnets

    As the automotive industry looks to use thinner coating layers and reduce water, chemicals and energy consumption, efficient filtration is an increasingly important factor. MHD Magnets discusses the benefits of magnetic fluid separation and treatment technologies

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    Innovation drives paintshop performance at Skoda


    Just over two years after it opened, the new paintshop at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant is fulfilling all the objectives set for it when it first went into operation. 

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    Porsche’s smarter, greener paintshop


    Hear from leading paintshop experts at Porsche’s Leipzig plant on strategies for improving quality and reducing errors in paintshop, including new automation and processes to reduce overspray waste

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    AI data analytics for the paintshop


    The presence of any airborne dust in a paintshop always presents a challenge to creating a high-quality paint finish. Effective filtration is the most basic way to prevent contamination but for BMW that is not enough.  Mike Farish reports on how the OEM is using artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to develop better preventative measures

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    Making it modular: Reconfiguring the paintshop


    At its 2021 virtual open house Dürr showcased technologies for a modular process paintshop configuration. The focus was on solutions that will replace the previous line concept with a configuration based around flexible, connected process modules that can be scaled to meet new requirements

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    Automated sealing & sound deadening: Achieving an efficient application


    OEMs are moving towards fully automated paintshop, and this will include robotic application of sealant and protecting solution to the car body. The application of sealant and sound deadener presents a challenge to balance lightweight and protection of the body. SAMES KREMLIN presents a solution for efficient dispensing with a high-performance applicator and dosing unit

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    Porsche and Ericsson announce partnership for 5G network in Leipzig


    Porsche has signed a deal with Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson for a pilot project using 5G wireless technology to improve production capabilities at the OEM’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.

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    A lighter coat: how Porsche and suppliers are reducing waste and errors in paintshop


    Paintshop leaders from Porsche and Sames Kremlin spoke to AMS in an exclusive livestream and interview regarding innovations in technology and new approaches in the automotive painting process.

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    Watch: Paint it green – more sustainable, flexible paintshops


    When it comes to the future of paintshop, green is the only colour going. This exclusive AMS Livestream features paintshop leaders from Porsche and Sames Kremlin sharing innovations in technology and collaborative approaches to maintain speed and quality whilst reducing energy and waste in automotive painting processes.

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    Valmet Automotive’s planned biogas terminal will help make Uusikaupunki plant carbon neutral


    Valmet Automotive will construct a biogas terminal at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland, which will help make operations at the factory, including paintshop, more sustainable.

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    Automotive paintshop colour changes: reducing waste and cost


    The need to multiply the number of colour changes on their paint lines sees car manufacturers waste thousands of litres of paint every year. Sames Kremlin says new innovations can reduce waste and cost

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    New paintshop sealing process for the Taycan


    Porsche, in collaboration with Tesa SE has developed a new production process to seal the holes in the car body that are required to ensure the complete application of the anti-corrosion coatings

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    80% aluminium throughput: Chemetall’s competence in car body pre-treatment


    The ongoing drive to reduce vehicle weight is seeing an increasing percentage of aluminium being used in car bodies. In the context of this lightweighting challenge, an ambitious joint effort by Chemetall and Porsche has achieved a targeted share of 80% aluminium throughput in a phosphating pre-treatment plant

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    Preparing for future paintshop technologies


    GeicoTaikisha has consolidated its technological know-how and commercial position at a global level by acquiring three engineering companies. AMS spoke with Daryush Arabnia, Chairman, President & CEO of GeicoTaikisha Group, to find out more about the acquisition, industry trends and technical challenges.