To Find an Event Near you,
enter your zip code

Aluminum Intensive Vehicle Repairs

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

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Corrosion Protection (CPS01)
  • Measuring (MEA01)
  • Welding Training & Certification: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding (WCA03)

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

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

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

  • Understanding the characteristics and best practices for working with aluminum in structural applications
  • Identifying uses of castings and repair or replace considerations
  • Causes of and methods to prevent galvanic corrosion
  • Straightening considerations, including work hardening and workability of aluminum
  • Working with rivets in the collision repair process
  • Simulate aluminum repair decisions through small group activities and props

Module 1 – Aluminum Overview
The course opens by providing students with an overview of aluminum and uses on today’s vehicle models. Considerations concerning stampings, extrusions, castings, galvanic corrosion and damage analysis will be discussed. The small group activity will commence during the first module, where the students will make repair procedure decisions on a simulated aluminum-intensive vehicle.

Module 2 – Working with Aluminum
The second module of the course offers general best practices for working with aluminum, and details heating and straightening considerations for the material. Small groups of students within the class will continue to build their repairs decisions on simulated aluminum-intensive vehicles.

Module 3 – Attachment Methods and Processes
The final module in course describes vehicle maker attachment methods, threaded fasteners, and rivets. The module continues as the class discusses hems, clinches, and welding procedures for aluminum. Small student groups within the class will complete their simulated repair decisions and discuss learnings from the decisions made throughout the activity.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.