Chief’s aluminium structural holding package approved by Ford

The Chief rigid pad mounts spread pressure out over a larger area of the passenger compartment, reducing the chance of causing additional damage during the repair.

By CRM Staff Madison, Indiana — December 12, 2017 — Chief Automotive’s new Ford Aluminum Truck and SUV Structural Holding Package has been approved for use by Ford when repairing collision damage to the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. An expansion of Chief’s current F-150 Holding Kit, the package includes more than 50 […]

Chief launches MI200T squeeze-type resistance inverter spot welder

Chief has introduced the new MI200T.

Madison, Indiana — May 5, 2016 — Chief has introduced the MI200T, an all-new squeeze-type resistance inverter spot welder for repairing high-strength steel.    “The new MI200T has all the features shops need to efficiently and properly repair vehicles made with high-strength steel and adhesives,” says Mickey Swartz, Director of Global Product Management for Chief […]

Chief launches MultiMig 621 welder

The new Chief MultiMig 621 inverter synergic pulse MIG/MAG welder is a three-phase, high-amperage model designed for welding and brazing aluminum, galvanized sheet metal, stainless steel and high-strength steel.

Madison, Indiana — April 19, 2016 — Chief has expanded its line of inverter synergic pulse MIG/MAG welders to include its first three-phase, high-amperage model, the MultiMig 621. The MultiMig 621 can be used to weld and braze aluminum, galvanized sheet metal, stainless steel and high-strength steel. “The MultiMig 621 is a great choice for […]

New Vulcan ADU from Chief uses heat to separate panels

According to Chief Automotive, the Vulcan Adhesive Debonding Unit (ADU) is the first product specifically designed to break the bond of structural adhesives in automotive applications.

Madison, Indiana — April 12, 2016 — New materials require new joining methods, but those new methods may also find their way into steel construction as well. Structural adhesives are used extensively in vehicles designed with aluminum, but are also becoming increasingly popular with OEMs in the manufacture of traditional steel-based vehicles. Repairing collision damage […]

Chief unlocks efficiencies with LaserLock

  Chief is offering a new package aimed to direct customers to the company’s pros to resolve questions quickly.   Madison, Indiana — July 2, 2014 — Learning how to use new collision repair equipment can take time. In order to smooth the process and keep collision shops running as efficiently as possible, Chief Automotive […]