All Paintshop articles – Page 5

  • ABB robots paintshop

    ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW


    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 to ...

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    SEAT Martorell paintshop


    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

    A two-tone finish


    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

  • BMW 1 Series paintshop

    Supporting structures


    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 in ...

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    Paintshop 4.0


    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 a ...

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    The perfect finishing touch


    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 Wheels, a ...

  • Leadec cleaning paintshop

    The clean machines


    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

  • PPG Ferrari

    Cool paint for hot cars


    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 was ...

  • Oliver Blume

    Interview with Oliver Blume, Porsche


    The premium OEM’s global head of Production and Logistics talks about its recent expansion in Leipzig for the addition of the new Macan SUV.

  • Article

    Orion plant is GM’s quality control star


    We reveal how GM maintains a high level of quality control during painting procedures at the manufacturer’s Michigan plant Technology & painting phasesA global perspectiveModernising ageing installationsA fresh perspectiveA new paintshop in FairfaxA little over a year ago, quality control procedures at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan ...

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    Perfecting primerless painting PSA-style


    Measuring successAlthough 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 ABB ...

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    Variations on a colour theme


    Limitless possibilitiesPSA’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 appeal is ...

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    PaintExpo covers the bases


    adphos Innovative TechnologiesErichsenHarterInfraBioTechCSF FoerderanlagenVollert AnlagenbauChemische Werke KlutheCMA RoboticsThe 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 passed the worst of the downturn. As markets strengthen, ...

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    Rust never sleeps


    With five and seven year corrosion warranties being offered on many cars, the need for e-coat protection has never been greater Always aheadProtection and support with a global reachFor over 40 years, e-coats have been protecting cars from corrosion. BASF Coatings has now landed a coup with CathoGuard 800 and ...

  • Article

    Painting the world as we see and feel it


    Colours can have a profound influence on people and subtly influence their car buying decisions; two young designers talk about their view of the changing demographics of colour The new eco-drivers: Guardians of the earthTime for something new, or the joy of experimentingTurning old into new, or: Beyond silverTurbulence, crisis, ...

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    Quality kept under wraps


    A revolutionary paint protection system may have come at just the right time for OEMs, as WGI’s Ronald Green explainsDemand and developmentWhy post-paintshop?The solution – ‘cover in a can’Applying the film – how much for the paintshop?Density and curingRemoving the filmThe time is right to wrapWalker Group Incorporated (WGI) is ...

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    Its all over for overspray – and the solution is positively charged


    Intelligent use of electrostatic separation means no more wet scrubbing or filtration to recover overspray, saving energy and ‘greening’ the paint process furtherThe basic principles of E-scrubEnergy-efficient and environmentally beneficialQuality and reliability in productionSimple retrofit, rapid amortizationNational and International AwardsA network of excellenceBoost efficiency, save energy, avoid CO2 emissions – ...

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    Total turnkey paintshops in India


    As production grows rapidly in India, enterprising suppliers have come up with imaginative solutions to finishing system challengesTata paintshopRebuilding at MarutiTwo wheeler space savingTrial painting trims ramp-up timeIndia is one of the most exciting areas of automotive production in the world, with domestic and transplant OEMs taking advantage of the ...

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    Summer of success at VW Sachsen


    When the carmaker needed complete reconstruction of two topcoat lines in the factory’s standard vacation period, it turned to Durr for paintshop buildingTight scheduleHeavy haulingMission accomplished! With these two words, project manager Ralf Gildhorn announced on 12 August 2008 the successful end of the greatest summer reconstruction including robots in ...

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    Volkswagen opts for sustainable dry separation


    The German carmaker and its supplier partner drive their green manufacturing message abroad by opting for Dürr’s EcoDryScrubber systemSupplier partner lead the wayUp to 150,000 vehicles a year will roll off the production line at Volkswagen AG’s new plant at Chattanooga in the state of Tennessee, US from 2011. EcoDryScrubber, ...