Collision Repair & Refinish

Bigger and better than ever: Airwolf 3D celebrates its history of innovation with the rugged, towering AXIOM 20 3D printer

ULTRA-TALL 3D PRINTER IS THE FIRST IN ITS PRICE CLASS TO INTEGRATE A POWERFUL SET OF FEATURES DESIGNED FOR INDUSTRIAL USE

Costa Mesa, CA, November 1, 2016. Airwolf 3D's history is a history of "first's." Airwolf 3D was the first company to develop and sell a desktop 3D printer capable of printing high-temperature materials like polycarbonate and polypropylene. Then Airwolf 3D was the first company to create a high-temperature dual extruder desktop 3D printer with two, high-temperature, independently controllable hot ends. Finally, the highly acclaimed AXIOM Dual Extrusion 3D printer was the first of its kind to integrate, in a single machine, what is now Airwolf 3D's signature suite of high-performance features: a fully enclosed build chamber, auto-leveling, and high-temperature dual printing.

ZyCoat, LLC Launches Revolutionary New ZyBar Manifold and Exhaust Coating for Automotive Industry

LEAWOOD, Kan. in the (October 31, 2016) - The makers of HushMat launch ZyCoat, LLC and introduct ZyBar Manifold and Exhaust Coating, a game-changing new product for the automotive industry. The first product in the ZyCoat line of the first-of-their kind themal coatings, ZyBar will be available on or before January 15, 2017. ZyBar will be sold through automotive wholesale distribution, engine builders and jobbers. ZyBar is a unique formulation adapted from technology that has been successfully used in the aerospace industry to neutralize radiant heat and corrosion in airplane engines.

ESAB REBRANDS AND EXPANDS LINE OF PORTABLE STICK AND TIG INVERTERS

Florence, SC – ESAB now offers a greatly expanded line of single-phase Stick/TIG and AC/DC TIG/Stick inverters, featuring the ET (ESAB TIG), ES (ESAB Stick) and Fabricator Series of 3-in-1 MIG/Stick/TIG inverters. ESAB has also introduced the ET 141i AC/DC, the first 120V inverter that provides an AC TIG output for welding aluminum and HF (high frequency) non-contact arc starts for AC or DC TIG welding.
“ESAB single-phase inverters combine compact, lightweight portability with excellent arc performance and user-friendly controls,” Doug Smith, Product Business Manager – Arc Equipment, ESAB. “These TIG and Stick inverters, combined with our Rebel products, enable ESAB to offer a broad range of solutions for mechanical contracting, light fabrication, repair and maintenance, farm/ranch, motorsports and home-hobby applications.”

ET 141i AC/DC

ESAB WILL DEMONSTRATE ITS FULL SERIES OF REBEL™ WELDERS AT UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS

Florence, SC – ESAB Welding and Cutting’s full series of Rebel™ 215 welders are now commercially available and will be showcased at the SEMA 2016 Show in Las Vegas this November. Hands-on welding demonstrations will be offered on Rebel EMP 215ic MIG/TIG/Stick multi-process welder, Rebel EMS 215ic MIG/Stick welder and Rebel EM 215ic MIG-only welder. All Rebel 215ic models offer 120V - 230V primary flexibility, lightweight (40-lb.) portability and ESAB’s unique sMIG (“smart MIG”) function, which enables users to begin MIG welding with an extremely stable arc just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. Unlike competitive units, there is no need to enter information for shielding gas mix.

ESAB REBEL™ 235ic WELDERS OFFER UNBEATABLE COMBINATION OF POWER, PORTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

Florence, SC – ESAB Welding and Cutting today unveiled its Rebel 235ic Series of welding machines, offering industrial multi-process performance in a portable, integrated package. With two models to choose from, Rebel EMP 235ic for MIG/Stick/TIG and Rebel EM 235ic for MIG-only, Rebel 235ic is the most mobile welder in its class and has the power and performance to handle the most demanding jobs. Available in early 2017, ESAB showcased Rebel 235 as part of hands-on demonstrations at the SEMA 2016 Show in Las Vegas.

Unmatched Portability and Multi-process Performance

LINE-X Smashes Into SEMA 2016 with Famed Builders, New Alkane Dominator Off-Road Fire/Rescue Concept and Terrain-Commanding Custom Builds

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (October 26, 2016) – LINE-X – a global leader in powerful protective coatings complemented with first-rate Truck Gear by LINE-X accessories – is storming into the 2016 SEMA Show with a vibrant display of the brand’s #unbreakable #style in booth #31107, November 1-4.

NEW OEM DEBUTS IN NORTH AMERICA WITH LINE-X ARMORED CONCEPT.
The Alkane Dominator off-road fire/rescue concept SUV is based on a production prototype vehicle created by the new truck OEM Alkane, which is making its North American debut at SEMA. The beastly machine, positioned as an alternative to Humvee-like SUVs, features a durable exterior finish, LINE-X Body Armour and an industry-leading LINE-X PREMIUM bedliner.

FAMED BUILDERS PRESENT OFF-ROAD MACHINES AND EXTREME PROTECTION.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Offers Series of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures

3M Provides Product Solutions and Guidelines for Proper Quality Repairs

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has announced the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures (SOPs). Along with 3M’s commitment to providing its customers with the highest performing and most cost-effective products in the marketplace, these written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Introduces Total Automotive Sanding System, Powered by Festool Automotive Systems

Innovative New Surface Preparation and Paint Finishing Solutions for Body Repair, Paint Prep and Paint Finishing Improve Efficiency, Reduce Dust, Enhance Safety and Build Profitability

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a strategic collaboration with TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products in February 2016 to provide customers in the global automotive collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. Today, they are introducing the first new solutions through the partnership.

The collaboration brings together 3M’s best-in-class abrasives, global sales and distribution capabilities with Festool-branded premium power tools, dust extraction technologies and exceptional customer service. It will deliver a comprehensive portfolio of offerings to customers in the automotive aftermarket.

NASCAR Teams Race to Victory Lane with 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division

A Wide Array of 3M Products Continue a Winning Tradition

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – This year, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is starting a new five-year extension to their nearly two-decade NASCAR Sprint Cup Series contingency sponsorship that provides more than 175 innovative automotive products and solutions used in race cars and race shops throughout NASCAR.

For many years, teams that compete in NASCAR have relied on the same 3M products that are used in today’s vehicles and collision repair shops every single day. More than 175 3M Automotive Aftermarket and Safety products are used in racing today. This is where “Science Applied to Life.™” intersects with science applied to winning.

Driven Racing Oil™ Car Care Kit Keeps Vehicles Looking Their Best

Huntersville, NC – Driven Racing Oil™ now offers Speed Clean, Speed Shield and Race Wax in a convenient kit along with an orange microfiber towel.

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