Readers of Bodyworx Professional share their work.

  Contest winner Larry Wingett of D’s Collision Centre You work hard every day, and there’s nothing like knowing you’ve done a hard job, and have done it well to give you a sense of accomplishment. There’s no need to show off, right? You know and your boss knows that you’re in there giving it your […]

Axalta provides material, technical assistance for national car painting competition

Axalta team members The Canadian National Car Painting Competition recently wrapped up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, the event drew together competitors from across the country. The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Every year, more than 500 […]

I-CAR and CARSTAR team up to offer free welding training

I-CAR and CARSTAR team up to offer free welding training for Skills Ontario participants.  Improper welds can easily compromise a vehicle’s structural integrity. This makes the need for welding training critical, especially when combined with the constant drive towards light weighting and new material combinations in the auto industry. I-CAR offers training in these areas, but it […]

Mirka launches Aquastar for wet hand sanding

Mirka has released Aquastar, a new patented flexible ­film abrasive for wet hand sanding applications. Traditionally, paper has been used as a backing material for abrasives developed for wet hand sanding applications. However, dimensional stability and strength of paper in water are always a problem. Moreover, a flexible abrasive that adapts its shape to the […]

Spanesi Americas TOUCH Virtual system set for NACE 2015 debut

Spanesi Americas is set to premiere a new technology at NACE that the company says will allow technicians to go hands-free. The system, TOUCH Virtual, utilizes a pair of glasses similar to Google glasses to put everything techs need front and centre in their vision, without the need to turn to a PC or mobile […]

Steck expands Soft Strike line with Light Toe Dolly Cover

Steck Manufacturing Company has released the Soft Strike .625 Light Toe Dolly Cover. Installing aluminum door skins requires a hammer and dolly for corners and body lines, but using everyday steel tools can cause galvanic corrosion on aluminum components. The Soft Strike .625 Light Toe Dolly Cover is made from Buna rubber for your steel […]

Summer School

By Darryl Simmons It’s the perfect time to showcase the industry, first-hand! There’s still some summer left, and that means you’ve got an opportunity. Actually, you’ve got lots of opportunities, but I’m thinking of one in particular: introducing new people to the business and showing them that there are careers being made. Our schools are […]