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Welcome to the Advanced Forming Research Centre

Welcome

Welcome to our world class Research Facility supporting industry through applied research in Forming and Forging.

The Advanced Forming Research Centre is part of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult.


AFRC Equipment Directory 
The Advanced Forming Research Centre houses over £16million worth of equipment, built to industry's specifications.

We have 8 Laboratories with a total floor space of 592m2 and 2 Workshops with a total floor space of 2376m2.  Within our facilities, we can heat, shape, finish, measure, test and analyse a variety of metal parts and components.  

To see the laboratories, workshops and equipment, please download our AFRC Equipment Brochure

News & Events

News

The University's new Chancellor, Lord Smith of Kelvin, visits AFRC. 

AFRC wins IOSH Award.

Announcing National Instruments as a new AFRC Tier 2 Member. Please visit Partnership for more information on our Tier 2 members.


Forthcoming Events

The next AFRC event will focus on Superplastic Forming and will be held on Thursday 18th September 2014.  

General Information

How to find us?
The Advanced Forming Research Centre is located on Inchinnan Business Park, close to Glasgow Airport. 

Click here for directions.  


AFRC Video
Showcasing technologies and capabilities within the Advanced Forming Research Centre and the work executed to benefit the UK Manufacturing industry.