FINISHING

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?

Painting a McLaren

March 12, 2019 at 7:58 AM

The new McLaren 720S Spider by MSO: No, we’re not going to talk about the performance of the car that’s powered by a 710-hp, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.

Robotic Tape System Developed

January 16, 2019 at 11:13 AM

Masking tape has its genesis in the automotive body shop, back in the 1920s when an employee of 3M watched painters have difficultly removing the paper that they had affixed to vehicles to “mask” portions of the cars from the paint that was being applied.

Durr Names New CEO for U.S. Unit

December 03, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Mike Boss, a 30-year paint engineering veteran from Ford Motor Co., has been named CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Durr Systems Inc.

A Counterintuitive Approach to Printing Metal Parts

December 03, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Hybrid additive/subtractive systems for printing and finishing metal parts have been around for years now. It’s always been “first build it, then cut and polish it.” A process developed by 3DEO Inc. uses a radically different hybrid method.