Back in the Saddle for SEMA
SEMA returns in full this fall with over 20 exhibitors aiming to assist the auto glass industry. The event’s health and safety plans are still in flux after last year’s all-virtual ‘SEMA360,’ but the show is scheduled to be held November 2-5 in Las Vegas.
Three for Three
GlasWeld will have tools for windshield repair, scratch removal and headlight restoration on display at SEMA. The company’s Zoom windshield repair system assists with simple, long-lasting and clean repairs. The Gforce Max allows for swift, low-effort scratch removal without distortion, according to the company. Gclear, an OEM-grade hard coat that provides a solution for fog and haze removal from headlights, will also be showcased.
Mopar will detail its I-CAR®-supported Certified Glass Installer Program at SEMA. The certification features training jointly developed by I-CAR and Mopar specific to glass repair and replacement. The program also emphasizes marketing (including digital, mailers, flyers, posters, shop locator services, customer referrals) and direct access to repair resources and discounts for TechAuthority—FCA UC LLC’s library of service information.
A.N. Designs, Inc. / UltraWiz Tools—Booth #35185
Tools for Today and Tomorrow
A.N. Designs will display the full UltraWiz line of auto glass removal hand tools at SEMA, including its redesigned 3055-K UltraReach Cold Knife. The knife is a fully-adjustable, cable-less tool for the industry, according to the company. Loosening the two thumb screws offers four positions—standard length, the rear handle rotates right or left for cutting clearance and full extension for extra reach. The design offers multiple blade positions and user-friendly blade changes. The company will also highlight its patented lever-action, cable cold knives, complete line of cold knife blades and its quick-release long knives.
Equalizer’s SEMA booth will feature its new Equalizer® Transformer™. The TFM1000 is a drill-powered, dual-cutting auto glass removal tool featuring four tools in one, according to the company. The tool utilizes an existing vacuum setting cup that allows for handy transformations.
The company will also highlight its new PowerPump™, which users can add to their Transformer™ or any vacuum cup that has a 1-1/16” diameter plunger. The PRP21 features a rechargeable battery, USB-C outlet and has been designed to run constantly for a minimum of five hours.
The PipeKnife® Company Announces Product Line Additions
The PipeKnife® Company and Frost Fighter introduced the Jeep Wire Harness Defroster Tab Kit. The Frost Fighter Jeep RearWindow Defroster Repair Kit includes the wire harness connector and tab to allow for a complete repair of this system. The kit features user-friendly installation and costs a fraction of purchasing a new wire harness and tab to complete a rear window defroster repair, according to the company.
NSG Group Announces ADAS Partnership with Mercedes-Benz AG
The NSG Group announced that their augmented reality (AR), head-up display (HUD) technology will be showcased with the new Mercedes Benz S-Class model. The automotive glass technology features the first HUD display powered by AR, according to the company.
The AR-HUD utilizes an enhanced version of the company’s proprietary press-bending technology that provides ideal display image quality. Solar reflecting technology that de-ices the windscreen using invisible heating was developed to work in tandem with the display. This will allow a high content of solar reflecting technology to extend through the vehicle’s rear.
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