Advanced Materials: We’ve Come a Long Way from Mild Steel
We’ve come a long way from the mild-steel vehicles of the past. Technology is taking the collision industry in directions we never dreamed of. The changes we’ve seen in just the past few years are mind-boggling. And I do not believe the changes are going to stop anytime soon.
MIG Brazing: It’s Here
Are you capable of repairing a vehicle that requires MIG brazing? Whether you like it or not, that’s something you need to ask yourself.
Keep Your Spot Weld Drill Bits Sharp
Reuse your spot weld drill bits several times to save money, improve profitability and generate operational improvements.
Efficiently Bond Aluminum and Steel
Chief Automotive Technologies’ new PNP90 self-piercing rivet gun is ideal for all common auto body riveting applications, including efficiently bonding aluminum and steel vehicle body panels.
Make Aluminum Welding Easier
All three of Cebotech’s MIG welders (models 301, 302 and 322) are supplied with built-in welding programs for easy setup, and are ready for a Push-Pull gun.
How They Work: Spot Welders
When your business invests in a squeeze type resistance spot welder, you’re really investing in the ability to consistently produce a safe repair for your customer.
Upgrade Existing Frame Racks for Aluminum, High-Strength Steel
Chief Automotive Technologies’ new Universal Structural Holding (USH) Clamp System lets shops upgrade existing frame racks from a variety of manufacturers to properly repair vehicles made with aluminum and high-strength steel.
Don’t Forget the Small Things!
Technology has changed to the point where research before repairs is critical to performing a safe repair.
Have You Had Your Fiber?
Many more vehicle manufacturers are planning future composite products. With these changes, considerations on training for these repairs might be in order.
It’s Time for NACE/CARS!
The big show is at the end of this month, so start planning your trip to the Motor City today.
How Are Your Shop’s Welds?
When was the last time you checked your welds? Remember, it isn’t just your reputation on the line. Your customers are betting their lives on these welds.
Aluminum: Too Much Focus?
Some industry experts believe we’re focusing too much on aluminum now when we should be focusing on the overall technological challenges present in vehicles today.