By CRM Staff
Ottawa, Ontario -- January 15, 2018 -- The constantly evolving and ever-changing construction of vehicles means bodyshops need to be on the ball with how different materials affect collision repair. I-CAR is looking to address this with the launch of a new course that aims to educate technicians on how different materials impact their work.
Andrew Shephard, Senior Director of the Collision Sector at AIA Canada, told Collision Repair magazine: "The I-CAR course—Vehicle Construction Material Types—is an excellent core course for repair technicians and estimators alike. It covers most modern vehicles and their repair techniques."
The online course will be split into two modules: Vehicles Construction Materials and Material Types. The Vehicle Construction Materials module will look at introducing the learner to how vehicle makers use a variety of materials to transfer collision energy around the passenger compartment, while Material Types looks at the different types of materials used and how they impact vehicle design.
“Vehicle makers use a variety of materials to transfer collision energy around the passenger compartment to protect the occupants,” read a statement from I-CAR. “This course introduces how those materials are used and to how to identify them. From different types of metals to foams, adhesives, even structural glass, the student will learn how these materials are used in vehicle construction and how they impact collision repair.”
More information can be found at i-car.ca.