CANTON, MI – Auto makers looking to shave every pound out of their vehicles in order to meet looming fuel-economy regulations are increasingly turning to hydroforming, a process that just a few years ago was relegated to niche use. Tim McCaughey, president and CEO of Schuler, a leading supplier of metal-forming systems and technologies, tells WardsAuto in an interview here, “Today there are (hydroforming) applications for body-in-white in B-pillars and roof applications, ...

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