I-CAR Introduces Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Training - BodyShop Business

I-CAR Introduces Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Training

I-CAR says it has recognized the need for a training program that highlights some of the best practices for repairing collision-damaged vehicles that have been built primarily with HSS and UHSS.

The need for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles and a heightened awareness of the environment are just some of the key factors that have the majority of vehicle makers using high-strength steel (HSS) and ultra high-strength steel (UHSS). With that said, I-CAR says it has recognized the need for a training program that highlights some of the best practices for repairing collision-damaged vehicles that have been built primarily with HSS and UHSS.

I-CAR will introduce its newest course, Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Repairs (SPS09) on Feb. 27. This course was developed through industry discussion at the I-CAR Repairability Summit held in May 2011. At the Summit, experts from several collision industry segments analyzed best practices for repair procedures including anchoring, straightening and replacement methods. Other topics discussed included squeeze-type resistance spot welding (STRSW), GMA (MIG) welding, MIG brazing and riveting.

Jason Bartanen, I-CAR technical director said, "Improperly repairing vehicles made from HSS and UHSS can cause additional damage to a collision damaged vehicle. The outcome of returning a vehicle to a customer in this condition is unacceptable. This training class will provide students with an overview of procedures and techniques that will promote proper collision repair and methods that will help them ensure vehicle safety through the entire vehicle lifecycle."

Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Repairs (SPS09) will discuss topics including vehicle construction, how to identify characteristics of certain steels, where they are commonly located, to what extent they can be repaired and more.


More information:

Course details can be found on the I-CAR website Course Catalog page


Registration is open on the I-CAR website
 

You May Also Like

Auto Glass Now Builds National Brand

All-Star Glass, Horizon Auto Glass, A1 Auto Glass, Auto Glass Fitters and Discount Auto Glass have been rebranded and remodeled to Auto Glass Now’s brand identity.

As the auto glass industry continues to evolve, Auto Glass Now is leading the way with its unique model rooted in the legacy of local experts delivering reliable and convenient service backed by a national network delivering operational resources, innovation, national warranty and consistent, engaging branding.

Auto Glass Now has been serving drivers for more than 30 years and joined the Driven Brands family in January 2022. It has since grown to more than 200 brick-and-mortar locations and more than 700 mobile units by way of acquisitions and a growing pipeline of brownfield openings. Today, it is one of the fastest growing glass repair and replacement companies.

NABC Donates Recycled Ride to Deserving Chicago Family

The NABC, Allstate and Gold Coast Auto Body recently donated a refurbished vehicle to a deserving Chicago resident.

Hunter Engineering to Exhibit HawkEye XL Aligner at TMC

New commercial alignment system offers speed, versatility and ease of use.

Crash Network Releases Results of 2024 Insurer Report Card

A record-high 19 companies, including six of the largest U.S. auto insurers, received a grade of C- or lower.

AirPro Named Approved Provider for BMW North America Certified Network

BMW North America has selected AirPro Diagnostics as an approved provider of its Integrated Services Technical Application (ISTA) software to the BMW Collision Repair Network.

Other Posts

CIF Announces LKQ Corp. as Repeat Annual Donor

LKQ Corp. committed again to the CIF Annual Donor Program, marking their third consecutive donation at the First Responder tier.

Car ADAS Adds Integrations and Support Manager

In his new role, Nate Thomsen will help open new calibration centers and support licensees to ensure their success.

Wren’s Collision Centers Opens 14th Location in Georgia

Wren’s Collision Centers announced the grand opening of its 14th location in the historic district of Roswell, Ga.

Classic Collision Adds Three New Locations in Southeast Florida

Classic Collision has acquired Empire Auto Body in Pompano Beach, Factory Certified Collision in Oakland Park and Southeast Collision Center in Boca Raton, Fla.