Thatcham Research is the motor insurers’ research centre and it provides a unique range of products and services to the insurance and motor repair industries. Primarily, the centre conducts research and produces data which assists in the efficient, safe and cost effective repair of motor vehicles. The company is based in Berkshire, UK, and employs over 180 staff.
In April 2012 our joining specialist, Doug Boomer, together with automotive sheet expert Geoff Scamans, organised a one-day automotive aluminium training course for Thatcham at our offices in Banbury. The course, which was aimed at engineers and technicians, provided an introduction to aluminium in automotive structures, including the specific uses of various alloys, as well as the joining technologies used during vehicle repair.
This case study appears as an article in the 2012/13 edition of ‘innform’; the newsletter of Innoval Technology.