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Riveting Stuff

As we see more aluminum enter our industry, along with hybrid construction materials, we’ll see a lot more rivets being used.

New E-PACE SUV Combines Ultra-High-Strength Steel, Aluminum, Composites to Achieve ‘Jaguar Dynamics’

“Throughout the vehicle body, the intelligent use of lightweight materials delivers the optimum balance of stiffness, strength and weight,” Jaguar said.

ProSpot PR-5 Rivet Gun System Approved for Tesla Repairs

The PR-5 system is approved for self-piercing rivets (installation and removal); flow form rivets (hole preparation and installation); and structural blind rivets on Tesla repairs.

Toyota Starts Production of 2018 Camry at Kentucky Plant

Toyota said it hired more than 700 people to support production of the 2018 Camry, ratcheting up the plant’s employment ranks to more than 8,000 workers.

Redesigned Toyota Camry Features Lightweight Body, Standard Backup Camera, Aluminum Hood

The new Camry is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, which the automaker describes as “a completely new strategy to the way the company designs, engineers and packages its vehicles.”

Ford 2018 F-150, Expedition Feature Aluminum-Alloy Bodies, High-Strength Steel Frames

Ford began using aluminum and high-strength steel on the redesigned 2015 F-150, which helped save up to 700 pounds of weight on the pickup truck.

BodyShop Business 2017 Industry Profile: Aluminum Repair

Our 2017 Industry Profile survey indicates that 61 percent of you feel prepared to perform aluminum repairs.

BodyShop Business Industry Profile 2017: More Than Half of Shops Prepared for Aluminum

More than half of collision repairers (61 percent) who responded to the BodyShop Business 2017 Industry Profile survey said they feel prepared to perform aluminum repairs.

Dissecting Today’s Vehicles

With the advanced materials in today’s vehicles, looking up the OE procedures has become a necessity.

Determining Labor Rates for Aluminum

The collision repair industry needs to stop the funny times and begin to assess an hour for an hour at a true labor rate.

Is Your Collision Repair Facility Equipped for Aluminum Repair Demand?

With more aluminum vehicles on the road, the opportunity to perform repairs on this metal has increased substantially. What’s pulling into your lot these days? And are you prepared to service aluminum vehicles?

Eurovac Inline Wet Mix Dust Collection Interceptor for Aluminum Repair

The Interceptor is designed for the retrofit of existing central vacuums, allowing the central vacuum system to now service your dust extraction needs in aluminum bays and the regular steel side of the operation.