Advanced Forming Research Centre

Advanced Forming Research Centre AFRC

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a collaborative venture between the University of Strathclyde, leading multinational engineering firms including Rolls-Royce, Boeing, TIMET, Aubert & Duval, Barnes Aerospace, Bifrangi and DMG Mori, the UK Government and Scottish Enterprise.

Located in a bespoke facility near Glasgow International Airport, the AFRC focuses on developing forming and forging technologies to support the design and manufacture of products, across a range of sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Medical Devices and Marine.

University of Strathclyde
85 Inchinnan Drive
0141 534 5200

The AFRC undertakes a programme of core research established in collaboration with industrial members, as well as contract research and development work commissioned by member and non-member companies from around the globe.  The key challenge for the AFRC is helping industry take low maturity and often disruptive technology and to successfully deploy it in manufacturing facilities. In addition to the world-class facilities in the building, AFRC can draw upon the wider capabilities and expertise of the University of Strathclyde.

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