FINISHING

Toyota Touts More Efficient Electrostatic Painting Process

March 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Device enables 95% coating efficiency, reduces emissions and paint booth size

Pininfarina's $2.9 Million Masterpiece

March 02, 2020 at 5:26 PM

Only five of the special-edition models will be produced. The hand-crafted painting process alone takes weeks to complete. 

Robotic Sanding Tool for Improved Surfaces

February 26, 2020 at 2:17 PM

End-effector allows consistency in surface prep

How Bentley Is Saving Water

January 27, 2020 at 9:53 AM

Last fall Bentley planted 100 native British trees around its site in Crewe. Now it is getting additional sources of water for them and other uses at its facilities.

The Number-One Vehicle Paint Color Is. . .

January 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM

Isn’t it sort of the absence of color?

BYTON Wants to Take a Bite Out of Tesla

January 06, 2020 at 9:23 AM

Fast moving China-based EV startup is putting the finishing touches on a 300,000-unit factory

Your Moment of Zen

September 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM

AkzoNobel names the “Color of the Year”

Work Begins on FCA’s New Detroit Assembly Plant

August 14, 2019 at 1:22 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has begun erecting a new paint shop on a site in Detroit that will house the city’s first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years.

Magna Opens $1.4 Billion Paint Shop in Slovenia

July 16, 2019 at 1:33 AM

Contract assembler Magna Steyr AG has opened a $1.4 billion paint shop in Slovenia to support its assembly plant in Graz, Austria.

Clariant on Colors

March 26, 2019 at 6:52 AM

Who knew that the changes in automobility—everything from ride-hailing to potential autonomous operation—would have an effect on. . .exterior color?