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Scholarships to attend Automechanika Chicago training are now available in 1-, 2- and 3-day packages. Sign up today before they are all gone! Register here!
Automechanika Chicago will take place April 24-26, 2015, Friday through Sunday, at McCormick Place West in...




National AutoBody Research (NABR) announces the launch of the Michael Bradshaw / VRS Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in the state of North Carolina.
Different than other surveys, Variable Rate System (VRS) surveys measure and report the current...
Since automakers turned to aluminum for car and truck chassis, a new hazard surfaced for collision repair shops. Indeed, aluminum dust is extremely combustible and may be the cause of devastating explosions. How should these shops address the issue of aluminum dust hazards...












This is aluminum uni-rail from a 2010 BMW. It is constructed of sheet aluminum with a cast front mount bracket welded to it. You can see multiple deformities on the component and in the "kinked" area where the metal has...
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When ABRN speaks with winners of its annual Top Shops contest, the discussion eventually turns to investments in tools and equipment. Tops shops are financially successful, but that doesn't mean they're ready to throw money away on a purchase simply because industry...
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Dealers will find the structural repair equipment they need to properly repair collision damage on modern vehicles in the Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron booth #2419S at the NADA Expo Jan. 23-25 in San Francisco.
“Over the last year, we’ve developed...
Bodyshop Revolution North America announced the successful implementation of its technology at Marshall Auto Body in Waukesha, Wis.
Bodyshop Revolution equips auto body shops to increase efficiency and reduce cycle time by up to 60 percent, guaranteed! The company’s...
Aluminum ready, state of the art laser measuring system, Eclipse™ by AMS, now comes with a $500 gift certificate for Grade A Tools when purchased before March 31, 2015!
Get ready for your aluminum repairs with Eclipse by AMS with continuous calibration via patented...
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, top executives from the collision repair, tool and equipment manufacturing and auto insurance industries will gather to celebrate the opening of the new prototype for collision repair education.  This new school at Fayetteville Technical Community...
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The Database Enhancement Gateway, also know as The DEG, is an initiative developed to help improve the quality and accuracy of collision repair estimates, through proactive feedback from the collision repair industry and other...
Chief University, the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron, introduces Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology. This one-day class covers aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, as well as damage analysis, repair decisions and...
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Does your shop excel in one area? Is your paint department the best in town? What about your metal shop, detailing efforts or aluminum preparedness? Show off certain aspects of your shop here, and you could be profiled in the Top Shops section of the ABRN December 2015...
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PPG Certified Master Technician Kevin Reyer has received the 2014 PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Award. The presentation took place at a special awards dinner on Nov. 19 during the recent National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (...
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A report in Nikkei Asian Review indicates that automaker Toyota will greatly expand the use of aluminum in some of its cars over the next several years.
According to the report, Toyota will switch to aluminum for the hoods, bumpers, doors, and fenders of its Lexus vehicles...