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.

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  1. July 14, 2022Forming and Crash Lab at Numisheet 2022 International Conference June 10-14
    Numisheet 2022 International Conference

    The Waterloo forming and crash research was on display at the Numisheet 2022 conference in Toronto. This conference is a major forum for dissemination of research on numerical simulation of sheet metal forming processes.

  2. 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.
  3. 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!

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