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Auto/Steel Partnership to Present During SCRS Technology Summit

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Sept. 12, 2014—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) announced on Thursday that it has added a speaker from the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) to its lineup for the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, held Nov. 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2014 SEMA Show.

David Rigg, the project lead with the A/SP Advanced High-Strength Steel Repairability Project, will provide a detailed overview of the market developments and repairability research taking place between the steel industry and automakers.

The A/SP is a collaboration between Detroit’s Big Three automakers (Chrysler, Ford and General Motors) and the steel company members of the Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute. The goal is to pursue research validation and education that can automakers enhance vehicle safety, fuel economy, and improve design and manufacturing. 

"Participating in the SCRS OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit allows us the opportunity to interact with the leaders of the automotive repair industry to better understand their needs, so that we can incorporate them into our project plan," said Terry Cullum, director of the A/SP. "Our goal is to share the latest technology on these innovative advanced high-strength steel materials so that they can be repaired in the field using the best practices developed from our repairability project."

The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit aims to help the industry explore how automotive design, technology and materials impact repairability, and how, in turn, repairability influences structural design and development.

The full-day program will include four unique panel discussions with automakers, equipment suppliers, certified repair facilities, and OEM certifiers/auditors, and will also feature special presentations from subject matter experts on automotive materials.

Registration is required to attend and seats will be limited. Those interested can register online. 

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