Researchers announce new method for prepping carbon fibre for bonding

Adrian Sabau and Jian Chen work with a laser to prepare the surface of carbon fibre composites and aluminum to create superior bonds that can absorb 200 percent more energy than conventional bonds.

By Mike Davey   Oak Ridge, Tennessee — May 30, 2016 — Carbon fibre composites are incredibly strong and very lightweight. The material would therefore be almost perfect  for both body panel and structural components, but high production costs have helped to limit its use. Carbon fibre also requires a lot of surface preparation prior […]

CSN-Glen Merritt Collision holds car wash to benefit Fort McMurray

Volunteers from CSN-Glen Merritt, dealers and vendors came together to help make the fundraising event a success.

By Mike Davey   St. Catharines, Ontario — May 30, 2016 — The Fort McMurray fire saw an outpouring of support from individuals and businesses who wanted to help people in their time of need. One of those businesses was CSN-Glen Merritt Collision in St. Catharines. The facility held a car wash recently, with proceeds […]

Takata airbag recall continues to expand

Japan's transport ministry announced on Friday an addition 7 million vehicles to be recalled.

Detroit, Michigan — May 30, 2016 — The Takata airbag recall continues to grow. On Friday, the Japanese transport ministry announced that 7 million additional recalls related to Takata, covering air bag inflators that do not have a chemical drying agent. The US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also posted documents showing recalls […]