Celette announced that it has teamed up with General Motors (GM) for Cadillac CT6’s repair plans.
“Considering the mixed material and complex manufacturing process of the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 structure, it was crucial for GM to develop a strong collision repair plan early in the vehicle development process,” said Leo Gruzas, GM manager – Customer Care & Aftersales, Body/Exterior Service Engineering. “The collision repair plan required timely review of repair procedures, service part strategies, training and the necessary collision repair tools. One of the required tools for collision repair on the Cadillac CT6 is a structural repair bench.”
GM instructors from across the globe traveled to Detroit in August to learn the specifics on repair plans for the Cadillac CT6 with Celette’s dedicated fixture system. GM plans to continue to partner with Celette and all 3-D capable bench manufacturers on future products to ensure fixtures and data sheets are available before vehicles start to appear in dealer showrooms.
“GM shared critical 3-D data with several structural repair bench manufacturers early on so development of fixtures and data sheets could be created,” said Gruzas. “Celette was able to create their fixtures and data sheets solely through the use of 3-D data, only needing to physically validate their prototype fixtures on an actual Cadillac CT6 at the GM Collision Repair Technology Center.”