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Structural Straightening Steel

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Gold Class: $114.00
Platinum: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Corrosion Protection (CPS01)
  • Measuring (MEA01)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Learning Objectives

  • Understand when to use heat for straightening, and the proper use and control of heat to retain structural integrity
  • Gauge when straightening is needed for a repair and when it is needed to prepare for a replacement procedure
  • Determine various anchoring locations and the correct placement of clamps
  • Protect yourself and others around you during the straightening and pulling processes
  • Identify various types of pulling towers
  • Understand the various types of pulling methods and how to monitor pulling force
  • Identify proper stress-relieving techniques throughout the straightening process
  • Understand considerations for straightening full-frame vehicles, including removing diamond, sway, and mash

Course Content

Module 1 - Equipment Overview, Repair Planning, and Anchoring
The first module of the course explains how to identify types of damage and initial steps in developing a repair plan. Considerations around removing the part versus keeping it attached are explained in this module. This module also explains the importance of anchoring and how to locate anchoring points.

Module 2 - Straightening Equipment
Learning objectives for the second module include describing various types of straightening equipment and their uses, as well as pulling equipment and hardware. Proper positioning of pulling attachments is also explained.

Module 3 - Processes and Techniques
As students move through the course, they will learn various processes and techniques for setting up pulls. Monitoring the pulling progress, and proper stress-relieving techniques are also discussed.

Module 4 - Considerations for Full-Frames
The final module of the course discusses anchoring systems for full-frame vehicles. The student will learn methods for straightening common types of full-frame damage.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.