Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:59

SCRS VIDEO: The Rules and Challenges of Structural Repair on Modern Vehicle Architecture


The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently released a new video on its YouTube channel featuring the first of three panel discussions held as part of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at the 2018 SEMA Show.


During the open and interactive session on The Rules – and Challenges – of Structural Repair on Modern Vehicle Architecture, panelists explore how modern vehicle architecture and design specifically influence repair facility processes. From research of advanced substrates and mixed-material designs to joining processes and equipment necessities, the program explores the range of considerations necessary to perform structural collision repair.




Moderated by:


Ron Reichen, Precision Body and Paint in Beaverton, Oregon, and
Danny Gredinberg, Administrator of the Database Enhancement Gateway.


Panelists include:


Robert Hiser | Auto/Steel Partnership
Lead, Advanced High-Strength Steel Repairability


Mike Kukavica | Porsche Cars North America
Collision Repair Technology Instructor, AfterSales Technical Training


Shawn Hart | Audi of America
Collision Instructor/Curriculum Designer


Dan Black | FCA
Advanced Body Development Service Engineer and Collision Repair Manager


With an ever-increasing focus on vehicle design with intentional flow of energy through structural components, and away from occupants, understanding how to anticipate and identify signs energy travel through the vehicle and impacts it may have on the repair process is critical for technicians and owners alike.


This video is an opportunity to learn directly from Audi of America, the Auto/Steel Partnership, FCA and Porsche Cars North America about vehicle structure design and how these companies support and encourage proper structural repair.


For more information about SCRS or to join as a member, please visit www.scrs.com, call 1-877-841-0660 or email info@scrs.com.