I-CAR Develops Courses on Plastic Repair, Spot Welding

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Oct. 24, 2017—I-CAR announced two new courses, they will be additions to the I-CAR Hands-On Skills Development lineup: Plastic Repair and Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding.

Plastic Repair and Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding join the previously introduced Rivet Bonding and MIG Brazing courses.

All Hands-On Skills Development courses are specifically designed to provide collision repair technicians with techniques and skills that target today’s vehicles.

The Plastic Repair course is four hours and it will provide students the opportunity to perform a variety of plastic repairs in a hands-on environment.

Students will use adhesives, and various welding options on actual bumper covers.

After completing the course, students will be able to perform plastic repairs using adhesives, hot air, and airless welding techniques using specific welding tools, and other procedures.

And, the Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding course is five hours. It will provide students the opportunity to perform spot welds on a variety of metal thicknesses and with a variety of flange treatment techniques.

Students will also learn the importance of proper planning and preparation to ensure safe welding.

Following course completion, students will know how to properly set up a spot welder, spot weld on coupons of different metal thickness, and spot weld a prop using a variety of flange treatment techniques.

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