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Lorenzo Smith the Sac State ECS Dean

Event Date : December 2nd, 2014

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ECS Dean Lorenzo Smith
Lorenzo Marco Smith holds U.S. Patent 8,511,172 for a sheet metal stretch-bend-draw simulator. What this means to you, the consumer, is that auto manufacturers now use lower-cost, yet higher-quality, metal panels to hug your car's graceful curves.

The patent, granted in August 2013, was the culmination of Smith's years as a sheet metal experimental-mechanics researcher at Oakland University. Before that, he worked as an engineer in the automotive industry.

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