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Virtual colour platform

2019-11-18T14:44:00+00:00By BASF, sponsor partner

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

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Painting sideways

2019-11-18T14:11:00+00:00By Mike Farish

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

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

2019-11-15T14:34:00+00:00By Nick Holt

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 …

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Lamborghini puts the AI in paint

2019-11-14T11:55:00+00:00By Mike Farish

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

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Two become one in the Audi paintshop

2019-11-06T11:38:00+00:00By Gareth Price

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

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Shared colours, sharpening lines

2019-10-02T11:43:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

A new automated system by Dürr underlines a two-tone painting capability that does away with the unwieldy and laborious masking tape process

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Audi tests new sealing process in paint shop

2019-09-13T10:11:00+01:00By AMS

Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops

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Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop

2019-08-22T08:59:00+01:00By AMS

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. 

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Success for Seat

2019-08-19T16:19:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Spain’s biggest exporter has turned its finances around and looks to have a bright future. Ian Henry reports

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Acura Marysville, Ohio

2019-08-01T09:40:00+01:00By AMS

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

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Paint technology and investments

2019-05-23T10:58:00+01:00By AMS

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

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Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop 

2019-05-20T15:07:00+01:00By AMS

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 third, according to the OEM.

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ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

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.

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SEAT Martorell paintshop

2019-05-14T15:07:00+01:00

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

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A two-tone finish

2019-04-29T13:53:00+01:00By Michael Nash, 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

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

2019-04-29T13:29:00+01:00By Mike Farish

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

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Paintshop 4.0

2019-01-10T14:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

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

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The perfect finishing touch

2018-12-03T09:45:00+00:00By Graco

Turkish alloy wheel producer Cevher Wheels has invested in Graco Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic

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The clean machines

2018-11-29T12:11:00+00:00By Mike Farish, 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

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

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Cool paint for hot cars

2018-11-27T17:18:00+00:00By Nick Holt

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