lightweight materialLightweighting 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.

Lightweighting and fabrication facitilities, groups and labs
Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)
Fatigue & Stress Analysis Lab
Forming and Impact Mechanics Research
Impact Mechanics & Material Charaterization Group
Institute for Polymer Research (IPR)
Microelectronics Heat Transfer Laboratory
Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab
Precision Control Laboratory