BASF’s innovative AUROOM digital technology can help OEMs to visualise the appearance and effects of paint colours on their models
With its new paintshop at Mladá Boleslav, Skoda is bringing some unique approaches to conveying, coating and curing
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 …
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
Saving time, resources and environment impact, the OEM has introduced new overspray-free paintshop technology that can apply two colours in one process
A new automated system by Dürr underlines a two-tone painting capability that does away with the unwieldy and laborious masking tape process
Hungary - The new sealing process could soon be rolled out across all Audi paint shops
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.
Spain’s biggest exporter has turned its finances around and looks to have a bright future. Ian Henry reports
An inside look at production of the second-generation Acura NSX in Marysville, Ohio
AMS looks at the latest innovations and investments in automotive paintshops around the world
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Turkish alloy wheel producer Cevher Wheels has invested in Graco Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic
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
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