Producing Lighter and Safer Next Generation Vehicles
Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector faces intense competition from lower labour costs south of the border and high technology manufacturing overseas. That competition will become even greater in years to come, because next generation vehicles will require stronger and lighter materials that promise fuel efficiency.
Dr, Michael Worswick, Canada Research Chair in Light Weight Materials Under Extreme Deformation: Fabrication and Performance, is doing his part to help Canadian automakers produce the advanced lightweight components they will need to remain competitive. He is helping to develop sophisticated components that will not compromise on safety, durability, and performance.
As part of his research, Worswick is simulating and testing the production and crash performance of lightweight components.
Worswick’s research will ultimately be used by the industrial sector, leading to the design and manufacturing of safer and lighter vehicles in Canada.