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Dürr Deploys Digitized Paint Shop for SAIC Volkswagen

Despite COVID restrictions, Dürr has delivered one of the largest, highly digitized paint shops in China to SAIC Volkswagen on schedule.

FrogTape Introduces High-Performance Masking Tapes

FrogTape’s new line includes three high-performance products for marine, industrial, transportation and automotive coating applications. 

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PPG's Automobile Digital Styling Program Tests Light, Colors

PPG’s new digital styling program for automobiles simulates PPG colors and effects on three-dimensional models of interior and exterior automobile surfaces.

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New MINI Hardtops Feature Multicolor Roofs

Wet-on-wet painting process means each roof is unique.

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Coating for RV Industry Comes at an Advantageous Time

The market for RVs is on the rise and these coatings can help improve output.

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UK Auto’s 2020 Top Paint Color Is Grey

Head of the top automotive industry association calls 2020 a “pretty dark year.” Paint choices substantiate that.

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Axalta Announces Auto Color of 2021

Axalta names the yellow-green ElectroLight its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year, while its research shows white continues to be a global favorite.

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Evolving Automation in Automotive

A look at the latest liquid coating technologies for the automotive sector from leading robotics and surface finishing technology providers

The Changing Landscape of Automotive

Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis considers the future of automotive beyond the pandemic and in the advent of electric vehicles. 

January 2021 Issue: The Changing Landscape of Automotive

The January 2021 issue of Products Finishing puts focus on coating and finishing for the automotive market.

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A Focus on Heavy Castings

Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.

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Dürr Partnership Expands Market Access for EV Batteries

The Dürr Group and Osaka-based firm Techno Smart have partnered to increase EV battery production efficiency. The Dürr Group is also expanding its small-factor battery production tech business and contributing to EV production across multiple departments.

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A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.

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BASF Releases Tenth Annual Automotive Color Trends Report

BASF’s Coatings division has launched its 2020-2021 Color Trends Report for the automobile sector, delivering a variety of colors to fit aesthetic preferences across the globe.

7 Cool Tools: Laser Cutting, Fixture Modeling, and more

Increase operational productivity with these new developments for automotive manufacturing from Mazak, Renishaw, Omron, Marposs and more.

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ABB PixelPaint Optimizes Automotive Painting Efficiency

ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint cuts custom automotive painting job times in half and eliminates overspray.

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

What are the sorts of things that people at Nissan North American manufacturing ops are looking for?

Seven Cool Tools

Increase operational productivity with these new developments

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The EV and the Curing Oven

How will the advent of electric vehicles change paint curing processes and oven requirements?

FANUC Receives GM Supplier of the Year Award for 2019

It is the 16th time—and the 15th consecutive year—FANUC has received General Motors’ supplier award. 

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Pneu-Mech Systems Hires Business Development Manager

Rick Aquino’s experience has involved work with large multinational companies including automotive OEMs.

Electroplating

Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc. Acquired

The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969. 

GM Gives BASF 2019 Supplier of the Year, Overdrive Awards

It is the 15th Supplier of the Year Award General Motors has given to BASF. 

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