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Watch: EcoDryScrubber – paint booth efficiency through dry separation

2023-04-28T09:04:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

The EcoDryScrubber separates paint overspray using finely ground limestone powder and highly efficient HEPA12 filters in just one filter stage – sustainable and without chemicals


Watch: The Paint Shop of the Future: flexible, scalable, efficient

2023-01-30T11:23:00+00:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Welcome to a whole new world of painting: Dürr‘s Paint Shop of the Future is flexible and scalable and offers efficiency across all the processes


Focus on efficiency: new solutions for paintshop improvement

2023-01-03T13:11:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Milan-based FIDIA Automotive Engineering Systems has two new patents currently pending that could provide significant savings for carmakers in the form of energy consumption and downtime reduction in paintshops

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Electric ovens – sustainable, efficient paintshop technology

2023-01-03T11:53:00+00:00By Dürr

Climate neutrality, increased costs and uncertainties with the natural gas supply are prompting car manufacturers to intensify their search for alternatives to gas-powered production plants. Dürr discusses how its electric paintshop ovens can significantly reduce CO2 emissions


Welcome to Automotive Evolution Europe 2022!

2022-12-12T23:41:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Ludwig kicks off the 1st Automotive Evolution Europe


Painting a brighter day: increasing speed, reducing errors in paintshop

2022-12-09T12:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

SAMES and FANUC joined the eighth panel at Automotive Evolution Europe to discuss optimising processes and reducing waste in the paintshop.

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Ford upgrades its Cologne plant to be the European Electrification Centre

2022-12-05T17:48:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Ford’s Rene Wolf talks about the company’s electrification plans and the imminent impact on its Cologne plant


After baptism of fire, BMW plant has room to grow in Mexico

2022-11-03T10:23:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig, Peter Murphy

Under Mexico plant director Harald Gottsche, BMW has launched new models during the pandemic, navigated supply disruptions, integrated new technology and maintained staff levels – and it’s ready to expand. 


BMW trials pioneering hydrogen burner in Leipzig paint shop

2022-10-21T15:08:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The flex-fuel burner can use hydrogen, methane or any mix of the two in paint dryers, one of the biggest sources of energy demand in car making.

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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