Lightweighting and fabrication is a very important aspect to the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR), as regulations demand improved fuel economy and decreased emissions. Weight reduction is a key strategy for automotive manufacturers.
WatCAR researchers work with advanced materials to develop multi-material lightweight vehicles. This is done with the useing lightweight metals, including advanced high-strength steels, aluminum, magnesium and composites.
WatCAR expert researchers offer a broad and diverse range in lightweighting and fabrication. Select from our list of experts in the right side column or from our list of facilities, groups and labs below.