Advanced Forming Research Centre

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, engineering R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

We’re at the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing R&D sector and are the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK. 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.