CM029 Joining Techniques

A three day course in Joining Techniques for collision repair technicians, covering methods and equipment for welding and joining of vehicle body panels, using tools such as resistance and MIG welders, and riveting and gluing tools.



Target group:
Collision Damage repair technicians

Previous training:
No previous training required

After the completed course the participant should be able to:

  • recognise and comprehend any situation requiring repair welding and joining of body panels
  • utilize the best methods for bonding and riveting


Resistance welder
Mig/Mag welder
Plasma cutter
Induction heater
Damaged vehicle


Three days, 24 hours




  • Car manufacturer’s requirements
  • New body structures and joining requirements
  • Steel-grade body panels
  • The environment and safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Path of current flow

Theory/Practical – Resistance Welding:

  • Basic training – resistance welding
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Clamping force, current
  • Preparation
  • Weld analysis, quality assessment
  • Corrosion protection

Theory/Practical – MIG/MAG Welding:

  • Basic training – MIG/MAG welding
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Shielding gases, welding wire
  • Weld analysis, quality assessment
  • Corrosion protection

Theory/Practical Bodywork Bonding (gluing/riveting):

  • Basic training, bodywork gluing/riveting
  • Sealing
  • Bodywork sealing
  • Product knowledge
  • Personal protection equipment
  • Riveting
  • Gluing