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.
The release of the 2015 Ford F-150 should herald the entry of other material options in the auto market over the next five years. So be aware of what is driving the trend and the material knowledge and training you’ll need.
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.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, the only MSO with a qualified aluminum repair consulting and certification-focused program in place to handle repairs on these, will share their expertise on a free webinar for interested independent shop owners.
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