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Best Practices For High-Strength Steel Repairs
SPS09

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

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

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Identify the proper information needed to develop a repair plan.
  • Identify how to test for HSS and UHSS and common locations UHSS can be found.
  • Identify best practices for locating good anchoring points.
  • Understand the considerations and implications of heating HSS and UHSS.
  • Recognize best practices for straightening HSS and UHSS vehicles.
  • Understand best practices for removing and attaching parts on HSS and UHSS vehicles
  • Identify locations and removal methods of laser-welded or laser-brazed joints.
  • Understand the considerations around different attachment methods when working on HSS and UHSS parts.
  • Identify when to attach HSS and UHSS parts with GMA (MIG) welding, MIG brazing, STRSW, weld bonding, and rivet bonding.

Module 1 – Developing a Repair Plan
The first module opens with details on how I-CAR identified the “best practices” taught in this course. Students will gain insight into the I-CAR Repairability Summit (Spring 2011), where members of the inter-industry discussed topics including anchoring, straightening, and replacing UHSS parts. Other topics discussed were attachment methods such as squeeze-type resistance spot welding (STRSW), GMA (MIG) welding, MIG brazing, riveting. In addition, bonding UHSS parts and laser-welded panel replacement were discussed. As the student moves through the first module, he or she will gain insight into the topics discussed at the Repairability Summit and gain an understanding of how to develop a repair plan, identify load paths, best practices for testing HSS and UHSS parts, and common locations of HSS and UHSS parts.

Module 2 – Straightening and Removal Methods
Information on the implications of improperly heating UHSS and best practices for locating anchor points, straightening, removing parts, and identifying locations and removal methods for laser welded or laser-brazed joints are provided.

Module 3 – Attachment Methods
The course concludes with detailed information on the steps needed to select the correct attachment method for a repair plan and the difference between attaching UHSS parts compared to mild steel parts. Attachment methods for vehicles using GMA (MIG) welding, MIG brazing, STRW, bonding, weld bonding, and rivet bonding are also described in the final module.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.