The Society of Collision Repair Specialists sat down with representatives from the equipment and tooling sides of the industry, as well as several collision repair facilities who have taken the plunge of upgrading, to get their perspectives on repair safety, the importance of accurate information and their personal experiences on the front lines of the aluminum revolution.
Engineers with Voestalpine AG, Europe's third largest steelmaker, are working to find ways to fuse steel and aluminum alloys, which would be a game changer for OEMs and the collision repair market, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has developed a new set of standard operating procedures, along with the products and tools to go with them, to tackle jobs that include high-strength aluminum in an efficient and cost effective way.
Chief University introduces Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology, a one-day class covering aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques for working with aluminum vehicle components.
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. 23-35 in San Francisco.
Chief University, the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron, introduces the Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology course, which covers aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques.
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is helping shops better understand what is needed to prepare them for efficiently handling aluminum repairs, including standard operating procedures, tools, training and processes.
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