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AMS Autumn 2022 – Turning virtual into a reality

2022-09-22T16:46:00+01:00By AMS

The latest AMS digital edition details how digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in planning and improving production processes, featuring in-depth features on BMW, Audi, Skoda, Ford and more.

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Ford’s e-coating edge for the new Ranger’s chassis frames

2022-08-15T11:37:00+01:00By Mike Farish

Ford uses the latest e-coatings to ensure optimum  coverage on the chassis frames for the new Ranger pick-up


Overspray-free painting: high-tech paint application

2022-07-07T19:25:00+01:00By Dürr

Dürr discusses overspray-free painting with its enhanced EcoPaintJet Pro system

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Flexible paintshop processes – AMS Expert Interview with ABB

2022-06-09T15:38:00+01:00By ABB

In this podcast ABB Robotics discusses a new paint application technology for automotive applications that supports demands for greater personalisation of vehicles, while also improving the sustainability and flexibility of processes


Lotus opens new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel

2022-05-09T18:04:00+01:00By AMS

The Chapman Production Centre is already building the Emira, the last petrol-powered car from Lotus and is latest stage of £100m redevelopment of the company’s UK facilities


Audi starts pilot project for flexible working hours in production

2022-04-05T10:57:00+01:00By AMS

Audi’s new working-time model enables shift workers to also do parttime shifts in clocked vehicle production and aims to further develop a modern, teamwork culture throughout the company

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European automotive manufacturing in an age of disruption

2022-04-04T11:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

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.


Watch: #FreeRunner: EcoProFleet & DXQlogistics.control

2022-03-29T00:44:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

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

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Ineos prepares for production

2022-03-10T16:26:00+00:00By Mark Smyth

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.


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

2022-02-08T14:06:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

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.


Porsche: Inside the Macan paintshop

2022-01-10T18:45:00+00:00By Nick Holt

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

2022-01-07T11:34:00+00:00By AMS

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

2022-01-05T10:53:00+00:00Author 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


Innovation drives paintshop performance at Skoda

2021-12-22T09:30:00+00:00By Mike Farish

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

2021-12-17T13:25:00+00:00By AMS

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


AI data analytics for the paintshop

2021-12-17T13:09:00+00:00By Mike Farish

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


Making it modular: Reconfiguring the paintshop

2021-12-17T12:20:00+00:00By Dürr

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

2021-12-15T16:10:00+00:00By Sames Kremlin

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

2021-11-30T12:30:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

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

2021-11-23T10:44:00+00:00By Jason Dunn, Christopher Ludwig

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.