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I-CAR to Offer Glimpse of ‘Repairability Technical Support’ Initiative at NACE

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2013—I-CAR is offering three technical presentations of its “Repairability Technical Support” initiative during this week’s NACE event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The repairability initiative was created to help bridge the informational gap between the repair industry and vehicle manufacturers. I-CAR hopes to improve industry access to technical repair knowledge, address gaps in repair procedures, and enhance industry technical communication with OEMs.

This week’s presentations at NACE are geared toward all industry segments, I-CAR said in a statement.

The first free session, “Vehicle Maker Repair Information and I-CAR Technical Support,” will be held during the I-CAR Technology Showcase on Thursday from 10–11 a.m. This presentation focuses on the importance of OEM repair procedures, how to access information online and various resources available when accessing them.

The second session, “Today’s Advanced Vehicle Construction Materials & Safety Systems,” is the only one that requires registration. It is scheduled for Thursday from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Islander E Room and will focus on the advanced materials used by car makers and how those materials affect the repair process now and in the future.

“Advanced Joining Methods–Understanding OEM Procedures and Repair Processes” is set for Friday from 2–3 p.m. in the I-CAR Technology Showcase and is free of charge. This final session will cover important repair information on advanced joining technologies, which ones to use in different situations, and how to replace parts following OEM recommendations.

All presentations will be led by Jason Bartanen, I-CAR director of industry technical relations, and Jamie Boettcher, instructional designer and trainer.

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