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. 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.

  2. Feb. 25, 2016Three Ontario universities receive funding to create Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

    Three of the top research-intensive and industrially collaborative universities in Ontario – McMaster University, University of Waterloo and Western University – received $35 million in funding over five years from the Government of Ontario today as part of a $50 million project aimed at combining existing strengths in the heart of Ontario’s manufacturing region to create an Advanced Manufacturing Consortium.

  3. Jan. 1, 2013Discovery Channel's Daily Planet features the lab

    Discovery Channel's Daily Planet does a piece featuring "Hot Stamping" and the "Structural Crashworthiness Sled Facility" at the Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab.

    Watch the full video here.

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