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New recycle system at Bentley puts waste water to work

2020-01-27T13:46:00+00:00By Gareth Price

A paintshop water treatment innovation is helping Bentley achieve sustainability targets and reduce consumption

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Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants

2020-01-24T16:49:00+00:00By Gareth Price, Ian Henry

As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output

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The power of pretreatment

2020-01-23T10:46:00+00:00By Chemetall, sponsor partner

Chemetall’s innovative pretreatment technologies deliver quality and ensure cost savings for OEMs in South Africa

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GM Arlington: expansion and inspection on the Texas SUV lines

2020-01-13T15:05:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Upgrades at the home of GM’s full-size SUV production help to launch the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models for 2020

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Nissan lines up its next-gen factory technology

2020-01-10T16:15:00+00:00By Gareth Price

In preparation for its next generation of electrified, intelligent and connected vehicles, Nissan is introducing a programme of major advancements in its production operations

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Shielding aluminium

2019-12-12T14:19:00+00:00By Chemetall, sponsor partner

With aluminium continuing as the lightweight material of choice, Chemetall explains why a smarter approach to pretreatment of high-share aluminium content vehicle bodies is required

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History in the making

2019-12-12T11:29:00+00:00By ABB, sponsor partner

ABB is celebrating its sophisticated paint robot 50 years on from developing its first hydraulic prototype in Norway

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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.