C19KFKFest Main Banner

Instructors: Bryan Schmitt - Mobile Solutions, Tom Miller – Musicar Northwest, JT Torres - Automotive Entertainment

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Session ID: TF005

Location: 128

[Click here to Reserve your Seat*]

 

Description: Custom installation is the cornerstone of being a specialist retailer and the ability to execute profitably and maintain high standards separates the professionals from amateurs. This informative session focuses on elements that influence the final cosmetic integration of custom automotive interiors and audio system fabrication-related projects. Plastic and aluminum fabrication, adhesion/bonding techniques, machining dash panels or trim with a router, surface finishes and serviceable mounting strategies are all covered. Join Instructors Bryan Schmitt of Mobile Solutions, Tom Miller of Musicar Northwest and JT Torres of Automotive Entertainment for this can’t miss training class.

 

Highlight training topics include:

 

Plastic and Aluminum Fabrication

Many real-world examples of how to use different plastics and aluminum parts on a daily basis are covered in detail. Increase your acumen dash integration by using similar materials that the automotive manufacturers utilize. Learn how to machine automotive-grade plastics and non-ferrous metals with remarkable precision. Discover effective techniques for cutting, sanding, and polishing acrylic and aluminum. This training also demonstrates excellent examples of using LED lighting applications for acrylic and polycarbonate.

 

Cosmetic and Structural Integration

Learn the entire process of creating 3-dimensional dash and trim panels that look unbelievable. This training seminar also explores an in-depth look at creating ABS and metal pressed speaker grilles that snap into the factory plastic panels with very little effort. Finally learn the tools and techniques of robust and serviceable mounting techniques that include metal and plastic bracketry, premium hardware and rare-earth magnets. These techniques can be applied to everything from radar/laser sensors, dash and trim panels or electronic component mounting.

 

Upholstery and Surface Finishes

Upholstery and texturing techniques that take your work to the next level are part of the path to exceptional finishes. After all, it’s what the client sees on a regular basis. In the training session, several different types of trim panels are built start-to finish so attendees see the entire process. Learn how to create different vinyl inlays with multiple, OEM-like materials. Learn hot and cold vinyl wrapping techniques to ensure a great outcome every time. This segment of the course will capture the interest of even the most seasoned technicians. Many tricks and pro tips are presented.

 

Who Should Attend?

● 12 Volt Technicians Seeking New Skills

● Fabricators in a 12 Volt Shop Environment

● Automotive Upholstery Professionals

● Active Owners/Managers/Sales Personnel who bid Custom Labor

 

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time.

*KnowledgeFest Events Resecheduled

 

Thank You to our 2020

MEA Member Exhibitors

Sony blackPNG VEC Logo
 
Alpine CorporateLogoMessage blue CS6 firstech logo ai
focal2012 Logo GZ 1000px
Illusion LOGO PNG JVC Mobile Logo blk PNG
Kenwood Only png mosconi logo png
NEW METRA LOGO BLK WithTag Logo SounDigital 1000px
Accele logoPNG ADS logo
DD AUDIO Horiz AudioControlPNG
Audison Logo cob logo
ESCORT LOGO NEW JL Audio Logo New
sirius vais logo
AAMPlogo FullColor Alphasonik Logo ArcAudioPNG
audiofrog audiomobile logo CKE Logo 2019
cerwin vega logo CRUX yellow Diamond logo
DB Drive DIRECTED LOGO PNG ds18 logo
Full River  Hifonics Hybrid Audio logo metallic
InstallerNetLogo 4CPNG JBL logo Kingpin U
linkswell logo Massive Audio MS Logo 2018
Memphis Logos 03 Morel MSC America
 kRx857Mg Pb LogoMPM V3 Quartix Logo
RaceSport radenso radar logo rostra logo web
RydeenJPG Soundstream Logo SQL AUDIO LOGO
USASPEC logo web Wavtech Logo Wet Sounds Logo
     
     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brought to you by the Mobile Electronics Retailers Association