Improving safety through advanced manufacturing

In a drive to improve fuel-efficiency and reduce vehicle weight, green house emissions and cost; advanced high-strength and light-weight materials are attractive candidates for use in automotive components and structures. However, in order to achieve these objectives while maintaining or enhancing passenger safety, the response of these materials and structures to the gross deformation conditions that occur during manufacturing operations and impact events needs to be better understood.

  1. Oct. 27, 2020Forming and Crash Lab Recognized in Auto/Steel Partnership Award of Excellence as 2020 Key Collaborator
    Professor Worswick, co-Director of the Forming and Crash Lab, has received the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) Award of Excellence, recognizing the Lab’s extensive collaborative research with A/SP.
  2. Oct. 2, 2019Forming and Crash Lab student receives automotive safety scholarship

    We are pleased to congratulate one of our Ph.D. students on a recent scholarship achievement!

  3. Aug. 13, 2019Premier Ford tours lab

    During his visit to Waterloo region last Friday, Premier Doug Ford came to campus to see Professor Michael Worswick’s Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab and experience first hand one of the largest academic laboratories for such research.

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