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. 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.

  2. Apr. 4, 2019AMC at Waterloo is advancing industry-focused research

    The Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), a joint partnership between McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Western University, is helping to accelerate industry adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, which will create jobs and strengthen the province’s reputation as a leading manufacturing region.

    Since AMC was launched in April 2017, nearly 100 companies have benefited from the advanced manufacturing experts and state-of-the-art facilities at Waterloo. 

  3. July 20, 2017Michael Worswick named SAE Fellow

    SAE International has announced that Waterloo Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Professor Michael J. Worswick has been elected as a 2016-17 SAE Fellow. He was one of 22 fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the recent SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit.

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