Elektron webcast puts focus on high-strength steel, aluminum welding procedures

Madison, Indiana — July 14, 2014 — Elektron is holding a free webcast online to help technicians acclimate to the latest materials so they may learn the procedures needed to weld high-strength steels and aluminum-based vehicles.

As vehicle design and construction evolve, so too must collision repair procedures, equipment and shops, and on July 17, 2014 the company will be holding a live webcast online with a special focus on modern welding techniques. 

“Properly welding aluminum and advanced steels requires new methods and equipment,” says Richard Perry, Global Repair Product Manager for Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Their use in vehicle bodies is only going to increase over the next few years, so it is important that collision repair professionals start equipping themselves now with the knowledge and equipment necessary to properly return these vehicles to manufacturer specs.

“This webcast offers an easy, free opportunity for technicians to learn how to expand their welding capabilities.”

Perry, who has worked in the collision repair industry for more than 20 years, will lead the webcast. He will discuss the differences between repairing collision damage in aluminum vs. steel, and will demonstrate how MIG brazing can be used with high-strength steels.

Features offered by welders that are specifically designed for aluminum and advanced steel applications, like Elektron’s new MIG/MAG welders, will be highlighted.

“No matter what the material, using the right equipment for a particular repair can make it much easier to produce a good weld,” says Perry. “Technicians who are equipped with modern tools and the tips presented in the ABRN webcast will be more confident about repairing the newest vehicles.”

Participants can register for the presentation, “Welding Techniques for Today’s Shop: Using the Right Equipment for the Right Weld,” produced by Auto Body Repair Network (ABRN), by visiting at ABRN.com.



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