WatCAR Manufacturing comprises seven research groups with state-of-the-art facilities and world-class research expertise in advanced materials, forming, joining, computational modeling, performance testing, and cutting-edge production methods to promote lightweighting and production efficiency without compromising safety. These seven research groups collectively form the most comprehensive academic research and development facility in North America for vehicle lightweighting.
Researchers partner closely with industry representatives to support innovative research, product and process development. The industry-focused research allows scalability, confidentiality and rapid project turnaround time.
WatCAR Manufacturing's research themes are: Forming and Moulding, Welding and Joining, Machining, Durability, and Crashworthiness.
See below for links to each research group's website to learn more.
WatCAR Manufacturing and each of its research groups are members of a larger research centre, the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR), which focuses on collaborative research in automotive and transportation systems, by facilitating relations between those within the automotive industry and University of Waterloo faculty researchers.
Please visit their website to learn more: uwaterloo.ca/centre-automotive-research/