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  • Customising production

    January 11th 2019

    James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications

  • Paintshop 4.0

    January 10th 2019

    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

  • Casting a duo

    January 8th 2019

    Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

  • Box clever

    January 8th 2019

    There is no need to shut down automated paintshops to change the filters. A patented system developed by Edrizzi is helping to ensure non-stop operations in the paintshop process

  • Show and tell

    January 8th 2019

    Cost savings and reduced installation time are the result of Profil’s self-piercing stud, as visitors discovered at the NEAA Expo 2018

  • Pressing matters

    January 8th 2019

    ABB robots are helping IndiKar make advanced high-tech steel for special protection vehicles

  • The clean machines

    November 29th 2018

    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

  • Paint technology and investments

    November 29th 2018

    We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world…

  • Cool paint for hot cars

    November 27th 2018

    Ferrari is renowned for the high quality paint finish on its super cars. 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

  • A focus on fibres

    November 27th 2018

    Lightweight, high-strength benefits are being offset by materials and process costs. James Bakewell looks at the challenges of making carbon fibre cost effective