Collision Repair Equipment for Aluminum Components
At the SEMA Show, Elektron unveiled a new family of collision repair equipment designed specifically to fix aluminum vehicle components. The new line includes MIG/MAG welders, aluminum stud welders and an aluminum repair station complete with dent puller and dedicated accessories.
Once reserved for high-end luxury vehicles, aluminum is increasingly making its way into the bodies of vehicles designed for the general population. Automakers have expanded their use of advanced aluminum alloys to manufacture hoods, trunks and doors in their efforts to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy to meet stringent CAFE standards. According to The Aluminum Association, nearly two dozen model year 2012 passenger vehicles contain at least 10 percent curb weight of finished aluminum. The list includes the Fiat 500, Ford Explorer, Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Altima.