Technicians

New vehicles, equipped with advanced onboard technology, are making their way into auto body repair shops at a much faster rate than ever before. This means that both collision repairers and the insurance industry professionals need to better understand how this new...
Following meetings with heavy-duty industry executives, educators, and consultants, the HD Repair Forum announces its 2018-2019 Advisory Board. This year’s Advisory Board members include:

Ray Chatfield, Truck Collision Services, Owner
Howard Elsenpeter, Hoglund...
The new Multimatic 220 AC/DC from Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller® brand arc welding equipment, delivers all-in-one multiprocess capabilities for MIG, flux cored, DC TIG and DC stick welding, plus the addition of AC TIG capabilities...
Mike Anderson of Collision Advice will offer the latest in his series of free “Learn to Research, Research to Learn” webinars with a session conducted on Monday, November 26, focused on using Subaru’s Technical Information System (STIS).
“Checking...
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Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, announced a milestone for the Mitchell Diagnostics system: 300,000 repair scans have been...
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Seam sealers and foams play an integral role to make vehicle repairs undetectable, but their proper application is important beyond just aesthetics.
With the sheer number of seam sealers and foams now available, it’s also essential that collision repair technicians...
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SEMA 2018 is all about innovation for ITW Evercoat. Two new innovations will be launched and demonstrated live at the show in their Booth #10627. Innovations include Evercoat’s OPTEX body filler with color-change technology. OPTEX changes colors from pink to green,...
PPG announced that the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Don Ridler Memorial Award will be one of three custom vehicles featured in its booth at the upcoming SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. Attendees also will have the opportunity to...
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Matrix Electronic Measuring, Inc., inventors of the Matrix Wand 3D Measuring System, announced the appointment of Steve Lyon as Vice President of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Relations. In this role, Steve will manage relationships with Matrix’s current...
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Nagy’s Collision Center announced its plan to combine the Power Sports location with the Pro Touch location in order to better serve customers and continue to offer full-service collision repairs for motorcycles, ATVs and vehicles.
The Power Sports location will move...
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Approaching lean thinking for the first time can be overwhelming – with a variety of strategies, guides and workshops, it can be difficult to know where to start. To begin, all lean thinking incorporates a solid foundation in standardization, visual control and clear...
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In my past articles I have covered how to utilize repair procedures in order to aid in proper estimating. I have also discussed how proper documentation aids in compensation. While both of those aspects are important, the main point is proper repairs. Each manufacturer...
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Structural replacement is becoming more and more prevalent as advanced driver-assist systems are detecting and mitigating the potential damage caused in accidents, resulting in more repairable vehicles with a higher severity.
Structural replacement is demanding on a shop...
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Hobart Welding Products has released a redesigned website, HobartWelders.com, aimed at providing a better, more user-friendly experience for customers.
The website now features more educational tips and content, product reviews, Q&As and new videos on products and...
Matrix Electronic Measuring, Inc., inventors of the Matrix Wand 3D Measuring System, is pleased to announce the promotion of Travis Young to President. Previously, Young served as the company’s Vice President of Business Development....