TROY, MI -- Bring it on. That’s the attitude at General Motors Corp.’s Metal Fabrication Div., where top executives say they are using digital technology to cut die production costs, shave critical months off product lead times and — most importantly — invent new ways to produce complicated shapes in sheet metal that are taking the handcuffs off vehicle design. “There are still limits (to designs that can be manufactured),” says Mark Stevens, head of Flexible Manufacturing Engineering ...

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