The Matrix Wand is pleased to announce the donation of a Matrix Wand 3D structural diagnostic, blueprinting and collision repair system to the Salina Area Technical College. This donation will be used in the training of students in SATC’s Auto Collision repair program as they train to become the next generation of collision repair professionals.
“The Matrix Wand is proud to donate a Matrix Wand system and a car to the Salina Area Technical College to be used for the training of their students,” said Sergio Correa, Director of Technical Support and Training for the Matrix Wand. “This system will give students experience with this technology before starting their careers.”
In addition to the Matrix Wand system, Matrix has donated a vehicle for students to practice using the Matrix Wand on an actual damaged vehicle. The Matrix Wand, powered by FenderBolt™, utilizes the Mitchell Reference Database to compare points on a damaged vehicle to OEM specifications to identify damage assisting collision repair professionals in the repair process.
“This donation to the auto collision repair program is great for our students,” explained Salina Tech Auto Repair Instructor, Brian Hitchens. “It gives them access to the latest technology in the industry and a one-up on competition as they start their careers.”
The Auto Collision Repair program at SATC provides students with training in hand and power tools to perform metal working and dent repair, welding, replacing parts, door and window repair, insurance claim procedures and estimating. The program also covers aluminum and plastic repair and laser frame measuring and straightening. The Matrix Wand can play a key role in many of these tasks.
About Matrix Electronic Measuring, Inc.
Matrix Electronic Measuring, Inc. was founded in 2003 in Salina, Kansas. Its flagship product, the Matrix Wand, was introduced to market at the 2012 SEMA Show, where it won the prestigious New Products Showcase Award. Today, the Matrix Wand holds four U.S. and foreign patents.
About Salina Area Technical College
Salina Area Technical College, located in Salina, Kansas, develops students for the future by preparing them to be pivotal parts of the workplace. With a mixture of classroom and shop/lab time, students are equipped with the necessary tools to be well-rounded employees upon graduation. Many of SATC’s programs in the trade or medical field can be completed in nine months. To learn more, visit salinatech.edu.