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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


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.