Product Report: Mitchell and asTech launch MD-OE22 diagnostics solution, available in Canada

San Plano, Texas — Earlier this week Mitchell and asTech, a Repairify™ company, introduced the MD-OE22, a new diagnostic solution that combines asTech’s patented OEM scanning device and remote services with Mitchell’s cloud-based ecosystem and collision repair software. Using the MD-OE22, Mitchell says technicians can perform proprietary OEM scanning and programming with asTech-powered diagnostic tools […]

Product Report: John Bean Tru-Point ADAS Calibration Solution

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Considering the complexities of modern vehicles, offering a one-stop-shop repair facility is the ultimate goal for a high-volume collision centre. The new John Bean® Tru-Point™ system may just have the power to get you there.  In early December, Chris Sobieski, the North American special projects manager for Snap-on Equipment, the parent company […]

Three Million Served: Mitchell Diagnostics surpasses three million total scans

San Diego, California ⁠— Mitchell announced earlier this week that its Mitchell Diagnostics platform has exceeded three million total scans.  First introduced in 2017, Mitchell Diagnostics surpassed one million scans in 2019, two million in 2020, followed by 3.2 million in October 2021. Created for today’s complex vehicles, Mitchell says the platform is able to […]

Winner’s Circle: Collision Repair mag to announce SATA Prize Pack winner tomorrow

Toronto, Ontario — The winner of Collision Repair magazine and SATA Canada’s WINNING COMBINATION contest will be announced tomorrow–Wednesday, July 14–on the Collision Repair mag site and daily e-zine. Selected at random from more than 1,800 entries from collision repair industry members across Canada, the winner will receive a SATAjet 1500 B SoLV spray gun, […]

It’s a Jeep Thing: Jeep could offer Gorilla Glass windshield

Toledo, Ohio — The popular off-road, mud-slinging could potentially be getting even more durable. Citing connections with the brand’s dealer body, Mopar Insiders reported that the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator may soon have the option of a Gorilla Glass windshield. Gorilla Glass became popular when smartphones began to utilize it’s crack and shatterproof technology on […]

i4S Extensions: Pro Spot lengthens warranty for popular welder

Carlsbad, California – Pro Spot International has announced a warranty extension program for its popular spot welder, the i4S. All i4S spot welders purchased since 2018 will be given an automatic additional three-year warranty on both parts and labour making all units warrantied for a total of five (5) years. “For 30 years and counting, […]

Welding the Way: CSN Owen Sound gets first Car-O-Liner VAS6755A in Canada

Owen Sound, Ontario — CSN Owen Sound (VR) has just expanded its toolkit to include the VAS6755A welding system. The facility is the first shop in Canada to acquire the automatic spot welding system, which comes equipped with features thickness, a telescopic arm that adjusts both vertically and horizontally, and a lightweight ergo grip the […]

Get the SATA Style: Free SATA leather belt with every SATAjet X 5500 spray gun 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Prepare for a summer of skill and style with SATA Canada’s latest promotion, beginning May 1, 2021. Starting May 1, SATA Canada will be gifting buyers of its SATAjet X 5500 spray gun a free SATA-branded leather belt with purchase. The casual SATA belt is made of 100 percent buffalo leather and […]

Product Report: AkzoNobel announces new Sikkens Autoclear Xpress Clearcoat

Toronto, Ontario — AkzoNobel earlier this week announced the launch of Sikkens Autoclear Xpress Clearcoat, the latest development in the coatings company’s rapid cure technology. Containing unique, hyper-cure resin technology, AkzoNobel says Autoclear Xpress covers in 1.5 coats with no flash in between, is out of dust in as little as 10 minutes and can […]

Faster, Smarter Spraying: An up-close look at 3M’s new Performance Spray Gun 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket division unleashed its latest product innovation last month, shaking up the spraying standard for the collision repair industry. In development for more than ten years, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Application Development Specialist Bill Suzuki says the new 3M Performance Spray Gun holds the power to improve not only a painter’s […]