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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

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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


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 


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


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. 


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