Advanced Forming Research Centre

Submitted by AJackson on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 10:29

The University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovating manufacturing technologies, engineering research and development, and metal forming and forging research.

For over a decade the centre has been at the heart of manufacturing research in Scotland. It is the only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre in the country, one of only 7 in the UK making it the critical link between manufacturers in Scotland and the rest of this world-class network of manufacturing innovation and expertise.

The AFRC helps to fill the gap between fundamental academic research and industry. We help companies to turn innovative technologies and ideas into a commercial reality that will increase their competitiveness, boost their business and secure the manufacturing sector in Scotland and the UK for generations to come.

We offer world-class expertise and cutting-edge technologies that help firms develop solutions that bring about real business benefits for companies of all sizes from across the UK and internationally.


Biological Sciences, Health & Food
E-Infrastructure & Data
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Near net shape manufacturing, additive manufacturing, machining, incremental forming and forging, superplastic forming, cold forming
Material behaviour, advanced materials characterisations, residual stress measurement
Data driven manufacturing, visualisation, measurement and sensing, automation
Material processing, open die forging, closed die forging, rotary friction welding, heating technologies and temperature measurement
Reliability modelling
Technology roadmapping, innovation support



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