Technicians

The introduction of the new 3M™ Pattern and Solutions Center (PSC) is set to deliver tremendous improvements in software performance and pattern design, serving as a one-stop-shop for both patterns and marketing materials.








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LORD Corporation — a leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance adhesives — announced a new fast-cure, low exotherm, urethane family of adhesives designed to speed up work truck manufacturing processes, at the Work Truck Show®  2018 in the...
Trainer and consultant Mike Anderson of Collision Advice will host a new series of free monthly webinars, entitled “Learn to Research, Research to Learn,” throughout 2018 designed to help shops more easily research and find OEM collision repair procedures. Most...
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, is celebrating its 50th year of industrial cutting innovation by introducing new programs designed to deliver greater value to our long-time customers. In addition, the company’s...
A common question for metal manufacturers and finishers is how best to protect a metal part from rust or corrosion during temporary storage or shipment. Often, protection takes the form of rust preventative greases or oils that must be cleaned off, discarded as hazardous...
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Bee Line has introduced the OM8000 Optical Frame Assessment System.

This exclusively designed system features a single infrared camera that captures the initial conditions of a damaged frame, allowing the operator to determine what corrective measures need to be taken....
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a leading worldwide manufacturer of arc welding equipment, is expanding its ClearLight Lens Technology to all digital welding helmets. ClearLight optimizes clarity for welding operators so they can produce better welds with less rework.
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Making better collision repair decisions benefits both your business and customers by restoring the vehicle to its pre-accident condition and helping to ensure its safety as designed by the manufacturer. 
However, this becomes increasingly challenging as the technology...
For many years, the use of infrared curing/drying equipment has been increasing. The two main benefits are the low running costs and the short curing times as compared to the convection oven/spray booth.
One of the other benefits of using infrared is reduced pollution,...
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How much should I spend on certification?
In today’s collision repair industry, that’s the $64,000 question. Or maybe it’s a $40,000 question. Or perhaps somewhere between $20,000-$100,000; possibly much more. Whatever the case may be, certification doesn...
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and I-CAR know how important it is for your staff to be on top of the ever-evolving complexities of vehicle technology. In October 2017, I-CAR announced nine new vehicle and technology specific training courses; and in...
Diagnostic freeze frame data, if available, can give a repairer clues to when a diagnostic trouble code was triggered. Freeze frame data is a record of many different control units, including; fuel systems, calculated loads, engine coolant temperature, fuel trim, engine...
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Honda announced a major change to their Mechanical Repair Equipment section of their ProFirst certification requirements document. The link to the ProFirst Honda Certified tools and equipment requirements is provided here:  http://profirstinfo.honda.com/...
Automatic braking systems are just one of the many Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that help drivers reduce crashes. These systems use sensors and brake controls to help prevent high-speed accidents. Some of the automatic braking systems can prevent accidents completely...
Modern vehicles are increasingly equipped with many new features which make the roads a safer place for everyone. However, these new technologies increase the challenges for technicians. Many vehicles are now equipped with Blind Spot Monitoring systems. A Blind Spot Monitor...