All Paintshop articles – Page 4

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    AMS 10th Anniversary: Paintshop


    Environmental concerns New products for old plants Cutting emissions New plants lead the way Smooth finish The early years of this decade saw paint solution providers introduce a series of new preparation and application techniques. For their part, OEM carmakers analyzed the new products and technologies with growing interest but, ...

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    In the heat of the moment


    Infrared heating has enabled the paintshop to keep up with the demands of increased production meaning that these days you can watch paint dry in next to no time Medium-wave means minutes Wide application Fitting the bill Since its introduction in the 1950s, the application of infrared heating has increased ...

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    Editor's Note: Automotive Paintshop Solutions


    Implementing effective paint shop strategies has never been more vital to capturing the customer’s attention and loyalty, and keeping cost down and efficiency up. From the ever-increasing expectations of the end user to the need to protect the environment in material and energy usage, the challenges for the automotive paint ...

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    Stuck on you


    How the process works A new development from 3M is claimed to revolutionise paint detail on vehicles with its design possibilities Anew concept in vehicle enhancement solutions has been introduced by 3M, which will improve the appearance and appeal of vehicles. The concept offers unlimited design possibilities to OEM designers ...

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    Coatings that are up to scratch


    Nature's way Refinish with rebound One-component market Tipping the nanoscales Even a tiny scratch can spoil the look of a good paint finish, so BASF Coatings has studied how nature resists at the nanoscale and come up with a new option In addition to its original protective function, the marketing ...

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    Pigs in the paint shop


    VarioBell at Rehau Robots on the inside Plastic component supplier Rehau and BMW have both benefited from the latest paint line technology supplied by Eisenmann. And it’s based on a pigging system that enables rapid paint changes with little loss Surface finishing ...

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    Mix and match and measure


    No more trial and error Problem solving The growing catalogue of effect paints now flooding the automotive market means matching and measuring colour is more of a challenge than ever. X-Rite has come up with a new tool which it says will make the job easier X-Rite has launched its ...

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    Snow-jet cleaning system


    System had to be reliable, above all Fast and flexible Optimum results with the patented cleaning head A subcontractor is using a CO 2 snow-jet cleaning system integrated into the manufacturing process, instead of a powerwash system to clean plastic parts for the motor vehicle industry. This reduces both ...

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    Keeping things under control


    Quick start up Fast and flexible ABB has released its new IRC5P controller, an integrated system that makes painting processes more flexible, give users more control over the entire system and makes coating more efficient The latest version of ABB’s PC-based software for configuring and operating painting installations – IRC5P ...

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    Plasma for the perfect finish


    Activating and cleaning surfaces Bonding to polymer Vehicle parts Corrosion protection If a brand is to score it needs to look good and this means that pre-treatment prior to the final surface coating is essential. One way to achieve this is through the high activation of surfaces using atmospheric pressure ...

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    A new scheme for colour


    Increasing demand Thermoforming and moulding Learning process High-volume production Paint-free technology for automotive applications is moving forward at a rapid pace, driven by a need for environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternatives to traditional painting operations. Paint films provide huge benefits, such as the elimination of paint lines and their associated emissions ...

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    Keeping down the costs


    New campus Energy savings Cost control Cool ideas Smaller booths Chemicals and coatings Paint-shop experts Dürr and Eisenmann are maintaining their position in the market during these difficult times by embracing the energy-saving and sustainable technolo gy When 90 per cent of your business is accounted for by one industry ...

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    Gone in 60 seconds


    Finding the energy Three-wet Pride in the pre-treatment Local solutions to legislation Scratching the surface Finding the right cure Lessons in lightness Ford’s first Model Ts came in grey, red and Brewster Green, but the paint shop that Mark Nichols, the OEM's Technical Leader of Paint Research, knows ...

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    Making a clean job of car coating


    Efficient coating Ostrich feathers Powder coat expertise Rust never sleeps BMW’s Leipzig plant employs up-to date paint shop technology to ensure each car finishes up to the highest standard and does so with minimal environmental impact Nowhere is this more obvious than in the paint shop, which backs modern processes ...

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    An industry up in the air


    Damage limitation New European legislation Regulation outside Europe Switch to waterborne paints in Europe Energy costs and system choice Oxidizers and VOCs Future legislation The paint shop accounts for almost all the VOCs coming out of a car plant. AMS considers the range of air quality legislation around the world ...

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    Upgrading with IGRIP


    Delmia has implemented software solutions to upgrade the paint lines at Caterpillar’s facility in Decatur, Illinois, where a number of new robots have been installed requiring intensive re-programming Modified relationships When Caterpillar wanted to upgrade its robotic paint line it was agreed that utilising the Delmia IGRIP software with the ...