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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