’13 Ford Fusion body-in-white has hydroformed A- and B-pillars and roof rail.
In an ongoing effort to lower vehicle weight, cut costs and reduce waste, Ford increasingly is turning to hydroforming to create critical parts and components. The process, which involves injecting water under high pressure into a die to shape a variety of materials, offers many benefits over the traditional method of stamping hot steel. Ford says hydroforming results in improved structural performance, avoidance of the cycle time and heating requirements associated with traditional ...
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