I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

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November 4, 2014 - 8:00am - November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center

Register for the 2013 I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, SEMA Show

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is returning to the SEMA Show in 2014 with I-CAR training available to attendees each day of the SEMA Show. I-CAR training is structured around individual’s roles as collision industry professionals and helps achieve the knowledge required to advance in the industry.

Get the recognition you deserve. When an individual takes an I-CAR course and successfully completes the post-test, he or she will earn points valid towards their I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation or I-CAR Platinum Individual designation requirements.

Register for the I-CAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair today. Please note that this link will only reserve your ticket for these events. If you have not registered to attend the SEMA Show you will still need to. Click here to register for the 2014 SEMA Show.

 

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Tuesday, November 4 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

PLA03 — Plastic and Composite Repair

With the continued use of plastics and composites on many of today’s vehicles, collision repair professionals are seeking efficient ways to repair collision-damaged vehicles made from these materials. Given the vast amount of materials available and their differing characteristics, plus the many viable repair options, the most up-to-date knowledge and information is critical to ensuring a complete repair.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $93


Tuesday, November 4 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

ALI01 - Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repairs    

How can you ensure that you have the knowledge and skills needed when faced with a repair decision on aluminum structure? Throughout this course, you will make repair procedure decisions on a simulated aluminum-intensive vehicle, exposing you to some of the considerations that you could be faced with on a regular day I your collision repair facility. This interactive I-CAR course offers discussion, education, and decision-making exercises designed to equip collision repair professionals with the knowledge needed to repair aluminum structures. As aluminum continues to gain popularity among vehicle makers due to its high-strength, lightweight nature, it is more critical than ever for repairers to understand the unique considerations around working with aluminum structures. The distinctive characteristics of aluminum require proper electrode wire and rivet type and length selection. Additionally, straightening considerations, removal and installation procedures, and attachment methods differ from vehicle to vehicle and must be identified in order to achieve complete and safe repairs.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $93


Wednesday, November 5 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

WCS04 - Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding

With an increased number of vehicles being manufactured with high-strength and ultra high-strength steel, spot welding is an effective solution for minimizing the heat-affect zone. The process of spot welding for attaching body panels and components has many other benefits as well; among them are decreased damage to corrosion protection and replication of production weld appearance.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $93

NEW15 - Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015

Enhanced vehicle technology, lightweight construction materials, and safety aids continue to gain ground as fuel economy standards evolve and technology continues to advance. Many of these new features and convenience will soon be standard in new model vehicles. The 2015 Ford F-150 is proof that change is here, and this aluminum-intensive vehicle is altering the repair landscape. This I-CAR course provides an “auto show view” of vehicles that will soon be commonplace in many repair facilities and delivers information that technicians need to get ahead of the curve.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $93  


Wednesday, November 5 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

SPS11 - Sectioning of Steel Unitized Structures

When replacing parts, how often does your repair facility find itself installing the complete part at the factory seams? There are many considerations for replacing parts at factory seams, including considerations for replacing complete parts, partial parts, and parts of assemblies using OE procedures. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn from actual vehicle maker procedures for replacing parts at factory seams and offer solutions when OE procedures for disassembly at factory seams do not exist. Also during this interactive course, students will explore some of the reasons why certain parts need to be completely replaced and factors that impact decision making when separating an assembly.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $93

EXT02 - Welded and Adhesively Bonded Panel Replacement     

A thorough understanding of removing and installing any and all exterior welded and bonded panels is necessary to complete a safe and quality repair.
 
I-CAR has updated its Welded and Adhesively Bonded Panel Replacement (EXT02) course to provide students with a strong foundation in removing and installing exterior panels, including planning the repair, general panel removal procedures, attachment methods and finishing. Featuring updated, real-time videos on new vehicle models, students learn how to apply these general skills to specific panel types from various vehicle manufacturers.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $93


Thursday, November 6 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

DAM15 - Advanced Steering and Suspension Systems Damage Analysis

Advanced steering and suspension systems are increasingly popular in today’s modern vehicles driving smoothly. If not repaired properly, other vehicle systems can be compromised, resulting in more damage. Every individual involved in the repair process is a stakeholder, so knowing what to look for pre-repair, how to execute the repair and what to check post-repair impacts everyone involved – from the estimator, to the business, to the consumer. This interactive course provides important information on the considerations for inspecting steering and suspension systems and provides knowledge that can lead to increased efficiency gains and a positive customer experience – both of which are critical to business performance.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $93

ADH01 - Adhesive Bonding

This course provides a thorough understanding of the considerations around the use of certain adhesives and how to properly prepare parts for achieving a complete and safe repair. I-CAR has enhanced its Adhesive Bonding course with a training experience that now offers an engaging “Live Demo.” The Live Demo portion of the course includes first-hand experience of adhesive bonding procedures using two-part adhesives; steps for an adhesive that is applied to bare metal; and steps for an adhesive that requires a primed mating surface are given. In addition, this well-rounded adhesive bonding course provides information on adhesive bonding materials, specific work and handling time, bond line and clamping considerations, cure time recommendations, and more.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $93 


Thursday, November 6 / 1:00PM — 5:00PM

NEW15 - Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015

Enhanced vehicle technology, lightweight construction materials, and safety aids continue to gain ground as fuel economy standards evolve and technology continues to advance. Many of these new features and convenience will soon be standard in new model vehicles. The 2015 Ford F-150 is proof that change is here, and this aluminum-intensive vehicle is altering the repair landscape. This I-CAR course provides an “auto show view” of vehicles that will soon be commonplace in many repair facilities and delivers information that technicians need to get ahead of the curve.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost $93


Friday, November 7 / 8:00AM — 12:00PM

FFR01- Full-Frame Partial Replacement

Properly repairing today’s full-frame vehicles requires command of an array of considerations. Understanding OEM repair procedures and welding requirements for full-frame vehicles can be key, but being able to identify full-frame designs, partial replacement options and repair considerations for full frame attachments is also critical to achieving a complete, safe and quality repair. Completion of this course will be beneficial to repairers and their respective businesses. Full-frame partial replacement can result in increased savings for the shop and the vehicle owner alike. The content in this course can be applied on the job immediately following completion.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N238
Cost $93

APR01 - Aluminum Exterior Panel and Replacement

Should an aluminum exterior panel be repaired or replaced? It depends! There are many considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum panels. Being able to properly assess damage and repair or replace exterior panels requires understanding the properties, characteristics, design, and construction of aluminum. Making the right decisions at the right time can play a role in improving KPIs like cycle time and CSI. Students will leave this course equipped to tackle this different, not difficult, material.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N240
Cost: $93