The following is a statement from Tom Boney, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and vice president and general manager, Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America on the release of the draft Technical Assessment Report.
When a carbon fiber intensive vehicle sustains damage to the structural components the repair procedures and protocols take more skill and technique, and the OEM will have specific materials and products for the repair.
As more OEMs use more carbon fiber material in car manufacture, there will be more damaged carbon fiber vehicles needing repair, and a knowledgeable repair technician should be ready to make the repairs properly.
How do the changes in vehicle structure affect estimating and repair strategy? Let’s take a look at the “cause and effect” of these changes and why estimate writing increasingly requires an in-depth knowledge of repair.
Watching the arc and listening to the sound may give some ideas but the process is so quick that it is difficult. Examining the completed weld is an excellent indication of what is happening and where to begin.
I-CAR unveiled the second level of its new Production Management curriculum. Ten new courses have been launched that builds knowledge in areas such as “Learning Culture”, talent, processes, controls and business skills.
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