Modern Vehicle Construction: A Material Matter
ADAS grabs the headlines today, but let’s not forget about another vehicle complexity: advanced materials.
Aluminum Repair and Training (VIDEO)
Just because you’re trained in aluminum repair for one OEM doesn’t mean you’re trained for other OEMs.
KECO Highlights Glue Pull Repair System at SEMA (VIDEO)
KECO’s Glue Pull Repair System was named the 2021 Collision Repair & Refinish Product of the Year at the SEMA Show.
Auto Body Repair: Rivet Bonding Basics
Bud Center of I-CAR discusses the basics of rivet bonding, a growing technical area of collision repair work.
VIDEO: U-POL Specialty Fillers, Part 1
Dan Reutter discusses U-POL D Fine Metallic Polyester Filler, a versatile direct-to-metal formula with high adhesion across multiple substrates.
Advanced Materials in Automobiles Here to Stay
The amount of aluminum and advanced high-strength steel in vehicles is ever-increasing as automakers continue to meet environmental and safety standards.
VIDEO: Aluminum Repair Opportunities
Equipping yourself for aluminum repair can allow you to repair so much more than just vehicles.
VIDEO: Controlling the Heat on Today’s Exotic Metals
This episode features BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl explaining how controlling the heat on today’s heat-sensitive advanced metals is critical.
Advanced Materials: Shops Weigh In
We asked three shop owners about advanced materials in their business and how they have accommodated this shift to more “exotic materials” in the industry. This is what they had to say!
Welding: Do Welders Have the Proper Wire?
Technicians are unaware that the wire they have in their welders may be entirely wrong. It’s the same wire we’ve used for years, but it’s wrong!
Dent Fix Offers AluArc Arc Welding Unit
Dent Fix announced that it has added yet another offering to their aluminum repair line, the AluArc Aluminum Repair Station (DF-900ARC).
Ford: ‘Substantial Variations’ in Aftermarket Hood, Bumper Brackets for F-150
In the wake of the John Eagle Collision Center verdict, Ford Motor Co. commissioned an independent test of two frequently replaced F-150 aftermarket crash parts to determine if they would meet the automaker’s “dimensional design specifications.”