Technicians

 The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), awarded its “Automotive Excellence Award” to General Motors for their advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the 2019 Chevrolet...
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Every stakeholder in automotive design and production recognizes vehicles are safer, longer-lasting and more affordable to own when repairers have all of the information they need to perform complete, high-quality repairs. This is why the Steel Market Development Institute...
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The way we repair vehicles has changed. Automobile manufacturers have reduced vehicle weight by switching from traditional steel to aluminum and high-strength steels, introduced new technologies like advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and are continually updating...
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On the surface, matching a work order with a repair should be no great challenge. But this is the collision repair industry where even minor tasks can become very complicated and feed into even more sophisticated repairs. Indeed, as the complexity of vehicles and repairs...
Miller Electric Mfg. LLC is continuing its popular rebate program with Build with Blue Spring Savings. Now through June 30, customers who purchase a qualifying Miller product will receive a rebate of up to $700. If customers add other Miller accessories or Hobart®...
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There are several functions that foams and NVH materials perform in the heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles of today. Reducing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) are the most obvious.  The performance of these products has a significant impact on the driving...
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The concept of an MSO having one or more calibration centers is still very new, but the rapidly changing vehicle technology is attracting immense attention within our collision repair industry. There are a number of ways for an MSO to address calibrations including various...
As the inventor of 3M™ Wetordry™ sandpaper and masking tape for the automotive industry nearly a century ago, 3M today is recognized in the collision repair industry as a leading manufacturer that brings innovative solutions to our customers around the globe....
PPG today announced that it will continue its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for multiple races throughout the 2019 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NTT IndyCar Series. The sponsorship...
In 2019, Intertek is taking collision repair professionals behind the scenes and explaining CAPA’s testing and certification programs. In a new video series, Stacy Bartnik, Intertek’s aftermarket industry relations manager for the CAPA program,  ...
On April 29, 2019, Ranger Design will be launching the next generation of our drop-down ladder rack, the Max Rack 2.0! Tough, safe and simple, this rack is a fit for extreme use on the jobsite.
Built as a solution for all high roof cargo vans, the Max Rack 2.0 allows...
Formulators looking to enhance the corrosion protection of increasingly popular water-based coatings systems can now use Cortec’s M-120, a water-based corrosion inhibitor additive that does not contain heavy metals. M-120 can be used alone or in conjunction with other...
PPG  today announced the 2019 appearance schedule of its popular show truck. The bold red, white and blue PPG tractor-trailer rig — a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products — will kick off its cross-country trip on March 8 at the 9th annual Goodguys Spring...
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As demand for passenger vehicles continues to expand in emerging markets and they become more technologically advanced, consumers are placing greater importance on maximizing comfort and creating the best overall driving experience.
Noises created from a vehicle’s...
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Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller® brand arc welding equipment, introduces the Millermatic 255 MIG welder and Multimatic 255 multiprocess welder that reduce downtime and increase productivity. These new machines are easy to set up and...