General Motors and Cadillac have already divulged details on its mixed-material usage, surrounding the latest Omega platform, but there’s one side many don’t think about until the time comes: repairs.
With an all new platform, and all new vehicle, countless hours go into ensuring a streamlined process is put in place for when the inevitable fender-bender occurs, or even something more serious.
It’s with that in mind that General Motors has partnered with Celette to create repair plains for the 2016 Cadillac CT6.
“Considering the mixed material and complex manufacturing process of the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 structure, it was crucial for GM to develop a strong collision repair plan early in the vehicle development process,” said Leo Gruzas, GM manager – Customer Care & Aftersales, Body/Exterior Service Engineering. “The collision repair plan required timely review of repair procedures, service part strategies, training and the necessary collision repair tools. One of the required tools for collision repair on the Cadillac CT6 is a structural repair bench.”
GM instructors from across the world gathered in Detroit last August to learn the specifics on repair plans for the Cadillac CT6 with help from Celette’s fixture system.
The automaker plans to continue its partnership with Celette to ensure all 3-D capable bench manufacturers on future products to ensure fixtures and data sheets are available before vehicles start to appear in dealer showrooms.