Aluminum Welders 101: Brush Up On the Basics

Today’s vehicles are designed to be lighter and more efficient with handling bigger loads, and the tools needed to repair these vehicles are more advanced and specialized than ever. Not sure what you need? Chief has all the tools you need to repair aluminum vehicles....

Welding Aluminum? Protect Yourself From the Fumes

If you’re a welding aluminum you suit up before you get started. Helmet, gloves, boots … you protect yourself from the light and heat generated from welding. Just as important? Protecting yourself from welding fumes. Fumes are formed when a metal is heated past...

Sneak Peek: Joining Technologies

From high strength steel and carbon fiber to ultra-strong adhesives and spot welds, there are several different materials and methods used on today’s vehicles. And whether you are a large dealer or a small body shop, you need to be prepared to perform repairs on all...

Product Spotlight: MI200T

Here at the Collisionology Blog we try to answer some of those burning questions, like “What is the meaning of life,” “What is right and wrong?” or “Are all spot welders made the same?” While we are still pondering the first two, we definitely have the answer to...

Essential Welding Tools You Need to Stay Fully Equipped

Do you have all to welding tools and equipment you need to operate effectively and safely? Even if you’re just setting up shop, you probably already know some of the essentials (like a welder, for instance), but there are a lot of things you might not have thought of....

Learn the Basics Before Welding Aluminum

In case you haven’t heard, the use of aluminum in car and truck bodies is drastically changing the collision repair landscape. Once reserved for only the most exotic, lightweight vehicles, automakers are increasingly turning to aluminum to improve the fuel efficiency...
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