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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

We are delighted to announce that Transvalor are the latest AFRC Tier 2 Member.  Please visit Partnership for more information on our Tier 2 members.

We are currently recruiting a Team Leader/Knowledge Exchange Fellow, with a closing date of Wednesday 24th September.  


Forthcoming Events

AFRC will be organising and managing the 13th International Cold Forming Congress on Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th September 2015 in Glasgow.

To find out more, please visit the Event Page.  

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.