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  • 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

  • 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

  • Guiding lights for a smarter paintshop

    August 28th 2018

    System experts at Dürr have developed a digital maintenance assistant designed to keep automotive paintshops in full effect

  • On the plus side

    August 28th 2018

    Dermot Healy speaks to Daryush Arabnia, COO of Geico, about the new Ctrl + PAINT vehicle body quality scanning system, the latest element in the Smart Paintshop Concept