Combined Stage 1 & 2

Comprehensive coverage of the techniques involved in making and repairing vehicle body panels in steel and aluminium alloy

training Description

Stage 2 – Construction

Six-day course combining all of the techniques taught on Stage 1 and 2.

You will learn to : –

  • Shape double-curvature panel using a mallet and block
  • Smooth double curvature panel using hammer and dolly
  • Refine shape and smooth panels using the wheeling machine
  • Flange & wire edges of panels
  • Butt-weld steel sheet, without filler rod, using a TIG welder
  • MIG and resistance spot weld
  • Anneal aluminium alloy sheet
  • Take accurate profiles from original bodywork
  • Make patterns to accurately reproduce original parts
  • Construct jigs to aid reproduction of double-curvature panels
  • Use tooling to replicate original pressed detail
  • Form complex double-curvature panel in aluminium alloy
  • Refine shape and smooth panel using a wheeling machine
  • Butt-weld aluminium alloy double-curvature panel

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