September 2019

Automotive Innovation Hub features in Manufacturers’ Monthly

The Motor Trade Association of South Australia, in partnership with technology partner Tradiebot Industries, have launched the Automotive Innovation Hub in South Australia. The hub will deliver Industry 4.0 automotive skills in training programs and provide a sandbox for the demonstration of R&D innovation in the service and repair sector.

Read the full article here.

New digital tools to transform training and repair in the Auto Industry- Auto Innovation Hub

The Motor Trade Association of South Australia (MTA), announces the launch of their Automotive Innovation Hub. The Hub will be based at the MTA’s Training and Employment Centre at Royal Park and will focus on delivering industry 4.0 automotive skills through new training programs and will be the space for the automotive industry to display R&D innovation in the service and repair sector.

Read the full media release here.

www.autoinnovationhub.com.au

 

Tradiebot attends MTA SA – Auto Innovation Hub Launch

Tradiebot had the honour of today attending the launch of the Auto Innovation Hub with Motor Trade Association of South Australia. Our CEO, Mario Dimovski attended the launch along with the Minister for Innovation and Skills, Hon. David Pisoni MP and MTA SA CEO Paul Unerkov. Tradiebot is proud to be the founding technology partner for this exciting new initiative that will provide the auto mechanical and collision industry a place to breed innovation, develop new skills and deliver training in advancing technologies to its current and future workforce in South Australia. What a turn out with all major media on hand for the exciting announcement.

 

     

Tradiebot attends the Horizons Symposium 2019

The Tradiebot team had the pleasure of attending the annual Symposium hosted by The National Collision Repairer magazine this past weekend. The event provided insight into the challenges and opportunities that will face the industry before the end of the decade.

Attendees enjoyed hearing from keynote speakers discussing vehicle safety technology, body shop repair technology and the emergence of electric and hybrid vehicles as well as hearing from expert panellists from multiple OEMS and hearing from future leaders of the industry about how they see the panel repair industry shaping for the future.

SprayVIS

Introduction to SprayVIS

Tradiebot’s Spray Painting Training Simulator provides one of the most efficient, sustainable and cost-effective methods of training staff and students in automotive spray painting best practices. Our Virtual Reality Simulator offers immersive and gamified interactive virtual training environments in order to deliver engaging and intuitive training experiences, allowing users to feel as though they are in a real life environment of an automotive spray booth with six degrees of freedom to interact and move around and undertake training tasks.
SprayVIS aims to save your business or institute thousands of dollars in paint, material, time and maintenance costs, with no requirement for paint or prepped parts. The system can be assembled and dissembled within seconds, and is essentially maintenance free.

Available Features:

  • 4 paintable parts including bonnet, fender, door, and rear bumper
    • Additional custom parts can be added at a user’s request
  • 3 paint coats: primer, colour, and clear coat
  • Real-time motion tracking and feedback on the distance and angle of spray gun relative to the part
  • Training insights including paint volume used, time taken, and paint coverage maps to visually indicate under and overspray
  • Interactive virtual trainers guide the user through professional technique
  • Assessment companion app to provide an overview of how students are progressing
  • Compact and 100% portable with everything fitting in a single travel case. Just plug into a power source and begin training
  • Custom controller to simulate the feel of an actual spray gun
  • Secure Individual user accounts- enabling progress tracking

                                   Unique profiles and logins to track progress.

Learn and refine skills on a range of different parts.

Environmental Benefits:

Waste Free Training:  no longer need to worry about what your excess paint is doing to the environment.
The heat map feature allows users and instructors to source information relating to paint usage, identifying on a scale the sections of over-spray and under-spray.

Intuitive under and over spray feedback through paint coverage maps

VR Training Benefits:

Tradiebot’s Spray Painting Training Simulator reduces training set up time to just seconds, with this plug and play option, users place the headset on and select the required part and can commence training. This technology allows your trainee to receive real time intuitive feedback on their work. Simulating a safe and controlled environment lowering the risk of environmental impacts and injuries from equipment and VOC emissions.

Through the companion app, instructors can also receive intelligent insights on how their trainees are progressing and improving.

Companion App:

The VR application also comes with a companion app that allows instructors to easily track progress of their trainees by providing progress graphs and have the ability to manage user profiles by creating new accounts and/or changing passwords. This is perfect for large classes and allows trainees to practice in their own time while still allowing the instructor to provide feedback. With future updates the companion app will become even more valuable in tracking trainee progress.

 

                                                 Companion app- part breakdown

Companion app- statistics for selected part

Watch and learn more here:
SprayVIS

 

Tradiebot EU celebrates 1st Birthday!!

First year celebrations underway for Tradiebot EU.
What a year with lots of milestones and breakthroughs, thank you to the team for all their hard work, wishing them every success for many years to come.

Tradiebot’s Mario Dimovski to speak at SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas

Congratulations to Mario Dimovski on being named as one of the key-note speakers at this year’s SEMA show, the auto industry’s premier event held in Las Vegas. His talk will cover developing technologies such as Augmented Reality, highlighting the impact these new digital tools will have on delivering interactive repair methods and training in the collision repair industry. His presentation will be held during the Idea’s Collide event organised by the SCRS.

 

USA’s Repair Driven News reported on Friday the 6th September,

The “IDEAS Collide” event returns for 2019 with quick-hit presentations on topics ranging from augmented reality in collision repair to what counts as a “cost of doing business.”

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists  on Friday announced the 10 speakers for the sophomore year of the SEMA Week event, which resembles the popular TED Talks and limits all presentations to 10 minutes.

It was one of our most talked about events of the series last year, and the format really seemed to resonate with attendees,” SCRS Chairman Brett Bailey (A&B) said in a statement. “There was a lot of input following the session expressing appreciation for the pace of presentations keeping it energetic and exciting.”

He said that holding the talks to 10 minutes let the audience “get exposed to a broad mix of topics and ideas that they wouldn’t necessarily have chosen to attend as a stand-alone event, but ultimately proved to be really interesting.”

The 2019 IDEAS Collide will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

The inaugural IDEAS Collide sessions from SCRS’ 2018 Repairer Driven Education are now all available on the SCRSCollision YouTube channel. See them all here.

SCRS on Friday said the “fast-paced” showcase during its SEMA Week Repairer Driven Education series was “designed to stimulate thought, innovation and resolution of business challenges with brash, outspoken and provoking concepts from thought leaders both in and out of the industry. Topics could rattle the status quo with ambitious ideas that have a transformative effect on the industry or offer keys to resolving existing market challenges.”

The 2019 format indeed demonstrates both. Here’s the speakers and descriptions.

“How augmented reality technology could change the industry with repair information at your fingertips”

Mario Dimovski, Tradiebot Industries

Tradiebot’s new software, WorxAR uses Augmented Reality to help technicians perform service repairs by accessing the latest digital repair processes and service manuals. It almost acts as a digital assistant for collision repairers performing repairs on a vehicle. The technology can also be used for training, providing access to standard operating procedures, repair manuals, real-time information on workshop jobs and intuitive training in a digital format accessible via smartphone, tablet or AR glasses.

“What if your customer could file a claim right at your shop without having to talk to their insurance company?” 

Ryan Taylor, Bodyshop Booster

We live in a time of disruption, and for years the body shops have had very little control over the claims process! What if the shops could be like a dentist office and had the ability to collect First Notice Of Loss information and then had the authority to file the claim on behalf of the customer?

New data out of the Insurance sector is showing that this may be a very real possibility.  In this, Ted Talk Ryan Taylor of Body Shop Booster will reveal new research and a possible path for shops who want to take back control of the claims process.

“’That’s just the cost of doing business’” 

Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel

Understanding the difference between a direct cost and an overhead cost can be a confusing task with today’s vehicles when repairing the physical damage along with the technology imbedded within them. Historical views of training expenses, equipment investment and facility utilization may be outdated when evaluating the current industry marketplace.

The industry is changing faster than ever before and new technologies, procedures, skills and services are being required to return vehicles back to their pre-accident state. The industry is in conflict over which procedures are considered a “cost of doing business” and which are a “direct cost of the repair.” Understanding how to explain and justify the direct costs associated with returning a vehicle back to a condition that ensures the customer is just as safe post repair as they were prior to the damage occurring is crucial if a collision repair business is going to remain sustainable. Understanding the concept of an avoidable direct cost is the key for today’s repairer to successfully navigate the reimbursement process documentation.

“6 Bridge Statements – Getting To Yes’”

Elle Artison, Paul Webb Training

The brain takes words literally and human beings can only act on the information they are given. Ever stop the think and forget to start again? Bridge statements take you to the start again – and that gets you to “yes!”

“Grow your own techs!”

Kyle Holt, S/P2

The #1 crisis facing the automotive industry is the technician shortage. The only sustainable competitive advantage is to grow your own technicians. Learn how to recruit the next generation of technicians, as well as how implement a mentoring program to grow your own techs. Let your competitors complain that they can’t find technicians while you propel your business forward. Recruit and grow the technicians you need, and never worry about the technician shortage again!

“Collision Shops in the Connected Age” 

Fred Iantorno, VeriFacts

Explore the connected shop based on the enhancements within four areas: Repair process documentation; the Internet of Things in the Shop; a Blueprint of Financial messages; and, FNOL (First Notice of Loss) and Estimating in the connected ecosphere.

“‘Recall Evolution’ It’s not just the vehicle that’s changing” 

Wayne Mitchell, Stericycle Expert Solutions

In the wake of in what NHTSA has called “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history,” the Takata airbag recall process has had lasting impact on the automotive industry. In this presentation, we will explore what this recall means to collision repairers, ways in which the industry has already been engaged in potential solutions, and opportunities to expand the solution independent collision businesses may present to the nearly 20 affected automakers. We will sift through the potential downstream impact on the recall landscape, regulatory pressure and the evolution that has stemmed from the lessons learned.

“Process Driven Design” 

Judy Folk, Sherwin-Williams

The knowledge of a Process Driven Organization is rooted in the entire business system and not in the people employed there. This shift allows the collision center to continuously react to the environment to update practices/SOP and ensure efficiency in every business process. Improvement is continuous and flexible. Training becomes seamless as employees simply jump into a process with little variation. Process Driven Design means that your company will sharpen their process, working to become extremely efficient while maintaining value.

“The Future of Vehicle Electronics, Service and Repair”

 Doug Kelly, asTech

Ready for a glance into the future of electronic repair on today and tomorrow’s automobile servicing, capabilities and needs? This session will introduce dialog and challenges that we may face in the very near future.

“A view of transportation safety, from cruising altitude” 

John Goglia, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

With over forty years’ experience in the aviation industry, and serving as the first National Transportation Safety Bureau member to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic’s certificate, this session will allow John Goglia to reflect on a lifetime of commitment to aviation safety. From documented checklists and processes, complex records of service, and parts and procedure specifications that live as part of the history of aircraft, there are a wide variety of established practices in the aviation space that can serves as example to the automotive and collision repair sectors; many may even contribute to a greater perception of safety as a standard, rather than as an option. This is your opportunity to learn from an author on aviation safety management systems, adjunct Professor on Aeronautics and Technology and columnist for four aviation trade publications as we explore the world of aviation safety management.

The Nov. 8 IDEAS Collide is $75 if you register in advance. It’s also included in the $375 full series pass, which lets you into any Monday, Nov. 4-Wednesday, Nov. 6 Repairer Driven Education course, the three-part OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit and the Sky Villa afterparty on Thursday, Nov. 7, and IDEAS Collide on Friday the 8th. Register Learn more at www.scrs.com/rde.

TCT Magazine Features Tradiebots New 3D Printing Material

Laura Griffiths talks about the world-first development of 3D print material that will be used in the automotive collision repair industry to 3D print replacement plastic bumper bar tabs and headlight lug.

“The new 3D printing material and the mobile app development marks a significant step towards the utilisation of new digital tools, 3D printing and advanced materials in the collision repair industry.”

Read the full article here.

Tradiebot CEO announced as a keynote speaker at Horizons – Symposium 2019

Bringing OEM repair methods to life. One of the topics our CEO Mario Dimovski will be talking about as a key note speaker during The National Collision Repairer: Symposium 2019 in Sydney on the 14th Sep. Advancements in Technologies such as AR and mixed reality and how they will transform the way OEM information is delivered to the automotive collision industry and repair activity gets managed via interactive digital platforms.

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