Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab

Based at the University of Waterloo, the Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab is a research lab focused on improving automotive safety through advanced manufacturing. Its research focuses on the characterization and prediction of the behaviour of materials and structures under large plastic strains and/or elevated rates of deformation using a balance of experimental and analytical methods.

Simply put, the Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab studies the response of advanced high-strength and light-weight materials and structures to the gross deformation conditions that occur during manufacturing operations and impact events.


Main Office – East Campus 4 (EC4)
University of Waterloo
295 Philip Street
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3W8

Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab
E3-2105, 2106 & 2121G
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1

Areas of Expertise

Material characterization & model development
High-speed imaging and digital image correlation
Conventional, warm & hot sheet forming process development & testing
Impact testing
CAE model development


Product R&D
Materials R&D
Facility Access & Testing

Contact Information

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/waterloo-forming-crash-lab/

Published: September 21, 2021

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