By ‘tailoring’ a flat panel in terms of either material thickness or type of coating the automotive designer can produce vehicle body panels which are better suited in terms of required properties which might include weight or corrosion resistance and cost than a panel produced in a single material and thickness. The photograph shows a Prototype A pillar for a Land Rover vehicle. See also pictures “Ref. ID 34” & “Ref. ID 35”.
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