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Automotive paintshop colour changes: reducing waste and cost

2021-05-10T14:22:00+01:00By Sames Kremlin

The need to multiply the number of colour changes on their paint lines sees car manufacturers waste thousands of litres of paint every year. Sames Kremlin says new innovations can reduce waste and cost


New paintshop sealing process for the Taycan

2021-04-14T14:27:00+01:00By AMS

Porsche, in collaboration with Tesa SE has developed a new production process to seal the holes in the car body that are required to ensure the complete application of the anti-corrosion coatings


80% aluminium throughput: Chemetall’s competence in car body pre-treatment

2021-03-23T09:16:00+00:00By Chemetall

The ongoing drive to reduce vehicle weight is seeing an increasing percentage of aluminium being used in car bodies. In the context of this lightweighting challenge, an ambitious joint effort by Chemetall and Porsche has achieved a targeted share of 80% aluminium throughput in a phosphating pre-treatment plant


Preparing for future paintshop technologies

2020-12-16T12:43:00+00:00By Geico Taikisha

GeicoTaikisha has consolidated its technological know-how and commercial position at a global level by acquiring three engineering companies. AMS spoke with Daryush Arabnia, Chairman, President & CEO of GeicoTaikisha Group, to find out more about the acquisition, industry trends and technical challenges.


Printed car colours keep waste out of the picture

2020-11-26T19:03:00+00:00By ABB

ABB’s Michael Larsson explains how the company has developed a new paint application system that meets the demand for personalised paint schemes whilst also solving the problem of waste caused by overspray

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GM invests $4 billion to prepare Spring Hill and Detroit-Hamtramck plants for EV production

2020-10-22T13:55:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

General Motors is moving forward with investments to equip its factories to produce electric vehicles (EVs). The Spring Hill, Tennessee plant gets a $2 billion upgrade to produce the Cadillac Lyriq and the and Detroit-Hamtramck plant will see $2.2 billion invested to produce the recently unveiled GMC Hummer EV.

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Watch: Dürr revolutionizing manufacturing layout for paint shops

2020-09-01T16:31:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Dürr revolutionizing manufacturing layout for paint shops


AMS Podcast Episode 07 – Perfecting the paintshop

2020-08-13T11:16:00+01:00By Nick Holt

To get some insight into how vehicle makers are adapting their paintshop operations to meet the needs of electric vehicle production and improve the sustainabilty of the paint process, Nick Holt spoke to Dennis Taljan, general manager for PPG’s Automotive OEM services division


How Mazda matched colour with design

2020-08-07T16:01:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Mazda has developed paint coatings and application technology to fit with its vehicle design philosophy to both enhance the aesthetics and be environmentally sustainable


Event preview – Surcar North America: Virtual Summit 2020

2020-07-30T10:24:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Automotive coating experts set the scene as networking opportunities reconvene

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Toyota sees positives in its electrostatic paint atomiser innovation

2020-07-27T09:41:00+01:00By AMS

Across the group, the OEM anticipates lower consumption and more compact paintshop design as a result of deploying the new technology


Dürr’s EcoProBooth combines interior and exterior painting into a single booth

2020-06-10T10:02:00+01:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

The innovative box is an essential part of Dürr’s new “Paint shop of the future” concept, and also has benefits for traditional line production

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Dürr: Boxing clever in the paintshop of the future

2020-03-23T17:01:00+00:00By Dürr, sponsor partner

Scalability and flexibility are essential in the automotive industry production processes, and Dürr’s paintshop of the future is reimagining the car body finishing process

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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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Chemetall: 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