I-CAR Updates Steel Sectioning Test

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May 31, 2013—I-CAR has introduced several enhancements to its Steel Sectioning Qualification Test (SPS05) in order to more closely match current OEM structural repair procedures.

Enhancements to I-CAR’s Steel Sectioning Qualification Test include updated rail design, material thickness and welds.

During the qualification test, technicians will demonstrate their measuring, cutting and MIG welding skills while sectioning steel structural parts. Each student will completely section a rail made from thin and thick steels and perform welding joints.

“A technician’s ability to properly perform sectioning procedures extends well beyond the shop floor. Improper repairs can impact the structural integrity of the vehicle, passenger safety and airbag performance,” said Jason Bartanen, technical director for I-CAR. “The Steel Sectioning Qualification Test is an excellent way to help verify that technicians are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to improve their in-shop performance and to reinforce the importance of following proper repair procedures.”

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