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Welcome to the Advanced Forming Research Centre


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.

Are you interested in a career at AFRC? 
We have a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities in our world class research facillity using state-of-the-art, multi-million pound machinery´╗┐. 

For further information, please register your interest or visit AFRC Careers for details on current vacancies.

News & Events


Innovation Vouchers:  £5k is available to allow start-ups and small and medium sized companies to work with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres.  This opportunity closes on Tuesday 29th April 2014.   

UK Manufacturing hits post-recession high.  Figures from the closely-watched Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) showed the sector kicked off 2014 in robust form.

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

Forthcoming Events

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Wednesday 30th April 2014

Integrated Manufacturing Automation, Monitoring and Control
Thursday 15th May 2014

Materials Characterisation
Thursday 29th May 2014


AFRC Video

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