Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- May 2, 2014 -- I-CAR will help OEM engineers understand the challenges the Collision Repair industry faces with repair of todayâ€™s advanced steel vehicles. Steve Marks, I-CARâ€™s Industry Support Manager and one of I-CARâ€™s collision repair subject matter experts, will speak during the â€œAHSS Repair and Safety Technologies" track at the Great Designs in Steel 2014 Conference on May 14 in Livonia, Mich.
â€œI-CAR is committed to serving as the technical `linking pinâ€™ between the Collision Repair Inter-Industry and OEMs, working methodically in collaboration with OEMs to improve awareness of repair challenges that lead to common solutions, reduce and eliminate gaps in repair information, while improving standardization and industry accessibility to the information required to support proper repairs.â€ Marks said. â€œAnd it is important to know that our â€˜linking pinâ€™ activity is one of four key elements in I-CARâ€™s Repairability Technical Support program, which is designed to provide enhanced technical support to the industry, supporting complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.â€
The Great Designs in Steel 2014 conference is the premier forum for the latest trends and applications in automotive steel technologies. The conference offers a multi-track program that features technical presentations on new steel technologies including AHSS, automotive safety and manufacturing technologies with experts from the Steel Market Development Institute, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, the United States Steel Corporation, the NanoSteel Company, WorldAutoSteel, Dow and Henkel. Registration for the event is free, but space is limited. Marksâ€™ presentation will begin at 2:45 p.m.
â€œThe accelerating pace of automotive design and steel performance is dramatically reshaping the conversation between Repairers and OEMs in a very positive way,â€ explained Marks.
More information on I-CARâ€™s Repairability Technical Support Initiative can be found at rts.i-car.com.