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3D Auto Repair Device

Rob Bailey, director of sales for Matrix Electronic Measuring of Salina, Kan., demonstrated a new stereoscopic imaging system for measuring damaged automobiles during an open house for South Piedmont Community College’s auto body repair program Friday, March 25, 2011, in Polkton.

The Matrix Wand uses a camera in each end to provide three-dimensional measurements that can be used to save time and prevent unnecessary work during collision repair. The measurements can be archived and retrieved for later use and Matrix is working to build a national database containing measurements for every make and model of car.

SPCC is the only community college in the country that currently has this tool for training. It is valued at more than $30,000.


For information about SPCC’s auto body repair program, contact instructor Bob Winfrey at 704-272-7554 or rwinfrey@spcc.edu.