Civic Structure: Honda project lead talks Civic steel content, laser brazing at GDIS

Novi, Michigan — More OEM material strategy tidbits are emerging from the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) symposium that took place in mid-May, including a presentation from a Honda project leader that delved into some of the decisions made on the 2022 Civic’s unique body structure. New model local project leader at Honda Development and […]

Rogue’s Gallery: Nissan engineer delves into Rogue body material strategy

Franklin, Tennessee— A senior engineer at Nissan pulled back the curtain on the body materials that drive the third-generation Nissan Rogue SUV at this year’s Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) symposium in Novi, Mich. Repairers may already know this, but the third-generation Rogue, first introduced in 2021, contains a great deal more advanced high-strength steel […]

Pro Spot offers free I-CAR training with welder purchase

Pro Spot Canada is offering free I-CAR training with the purchase of one of the company's SP-2 or SP-5 Pulse MIG Welders.

Carlsbad, California — March 31, 2016 — Pro Spot Canada has announced a new promotion which includes a free I-CAR Aluminum Welding Course with the purchase of any SP-2 or SP-5 Pulse MIG welder. Body shops that purchase either an SP-2 or SP-5 Pulse MIG welder from an authorized Pro Spot Canadian distributor will be […]

Honda Canada releases technical bulletin for 2016 Civic

An upper view of the body structure of the 2016 Honda Civic. Steel parts are colour coded based on their tensile strength in megapascals.

Toronto, Ontario — March 16, 2016 — Honda Canada has released new body repair information for the 2016 Honda Civic. Please note that the information provided here is for information purposes only. Always refer directly to the appropriate OEM procedures from Honda before attempting any repairs. The 2016 Civic uses Honda’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering […]

Honda Canada releases technical bulletin for 2016 HR-V crossover

Diagram from Honda Canada showing various grades of high-strength steels used in the 2016 HR-V.

Toronto, Ontario — February 17, 2016 — Honda Canada has released new body repair information for its 2016 HR-V crossover. The new 2016 HR-V makes extensive use of high and ultra-high-strength steel, including 27 percent in grades 780, 980, and 1,500 MPa. In addition, the vehicle uses 4-plate spot welding (13 per side) in the […]

Guild 21 Call: American Honda updates on the changes

Guild 21 logo

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — December 12, 2015 — The latest edition of the always-popular Guild 21 call featured two American Honda representatives talking new developments in repair procedures. With Honda vehicles using more high-strength steel than ever repair procedures are evolving rapidly. First up on the call was Chris Tobie. He is in […]