Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab
E3-2105, 2106 & 2121G
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Contact Michael Worswick, Co-director, Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab
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.
- July 20, 2017
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.
- Feb. 25, 2016
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.
- Jan. 1, 2013
Discovery Channel's Daily Planet does a piece featuring "Hot Stamping" and the "Structural Crashworthiness Sled Facility" at the Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab.
- June 3 to 7, 2018
The IDDRG 2018 Conference focuses on the general topic of “Forming of high performance sheet materials and components”. In addition to the main conference topics, sessions with a detailed focus on specific aspects and current challenges in the field of sheet metal forming will be organized by internationally renowned experts.
These topics include: