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NovDec2018

  • Testing times

    December 3rd 2018

    With the automotive industry in Europe implementing WLTP, new controls that replace NEDC rules on vehicle emission limits, AMS spoke to powertrain component specialists Cosworth to guage the impact of the incoming test regime

  • Passing the test

    December 3rd 2018

    As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers

  • Laser-marking Data Matrix codes

    December 3rd 2018

    A Data Matrix code (DMC) is applied to many brake discs once they have been coated by Sprimag’s Coating Systems, making workpieces clearly identifiable and aiding the assembly process

  • The perfect finishing touch

    December 3rd 2018

    Turkish alloy wheel producer Cevher Wheels has invested in Graco Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic

  • Next-level corrosion protection

    December 3rd 2018

    A new version of BASF’s CathoGuard 800 e-coat is making the application process more efficient

  • Developing the sustainable paintshop

    December 3rd 2018

    Dermot Healy spoke to Dr Luigi Lazzari, executive director (Europe-Africa) at Geico Taikisha, about the company achieving its goal of a sustainable paintshop ahead of schedule

  • High performance for next-gen at NIO

    December 3rd 2018

    Lightweighting, multi-metal compatibility and a focus on aluminium substrates is how thin-film, pretreatment technologies fulfil the requirements for NIO’s next generation of electric vehicles

  • IIoT comes to paintshops

    November 29th 2018

    New software from Dürr can help paintshops utilise the latest Industrial Internet of Things technology to collect, evaluate and visualise robot and process data

  • 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…