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Chief University introduces aluminum damage analysis and repair course

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 09:00
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Chief University, the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron, introduces Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology. This one-day class covers aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, as well as damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques for working with vehicle components made of aluminum. This course is designed specifically for insurance professionals and technicians who want to broaden their understanding of vehicles made with aluminum, and techniques for repairing these vehicles. A two-day aluminum welding course is in development.

“At Chief University, we are continuously updating our course offerings to help collision repair technicians and insurance professionals keep up with the vehicle structural changes that are taking place at an increasingly rapid rate,” says Ken Boylan, global training manager. “With the launch of the aluminum-intensive Ford F-150 pickup truck and announcements from other OEMs that they will be using more aluminum in their new vehicles, it is important that industry professionals understand how to properly analyze and repair vehicles that include aluminum components.”

The fee for Chief University’s Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology course is $325, which includes a workbook and certificate of completion. The class is led by Chief University instructors, and includes both classroom and hands-training.

The course will be offered regularly across the United States in 2015. Classes currently scheduled for the first half of 2015 are listed below. For a complete, up-to-date schedule, visit

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