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Chief University offers new course in December

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Nov. 10, 2010—Chief University announced on Wednesday its new Design Based Repair course, focusing on new metals, fibers and plastics.

The course trains technicians and estimators returning vehicles to their original design specifications, according to a Chief University press release_notes. It is a two-day course that will be offered twice in December and various times in 2011.

The course will cover:
• Computerized measuring;
• Advanced steels;
• Strategic placement of new materials;
• Principles of collision theory;
• Systemic structural damage analysis;
• Hands-on repairs.

The $655 registration fee covers training materials and certificate of completion.

“Change is occurring at a staggering rate within the automotive industry as manufacturers engineer solutions to meet federal mandates for improved crash survivability and increased fuel economy,” said Richard Perry, training manager at Chief. “What was once a common misalignment may no longer be an obvious repair. In modern vehicles, collision damage may be transmitted to areas that previously would have been unaffected in a similar accident. Technicians who haven’t been trained to look for this damage can easily miss it, resulting in supplements and longer repair cycle times.”

For course availability, dates and locations, go to

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