Advanced Forming Research Centre
A centre of excellence in forming and forging research
Excited by technology and obsessed with solving the toughest manufacturing problems, our engineers and researchers work under 5,680 M2 of world-leading research space dedicated to making your products and processes better.
A specialist centre within the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) we’re also part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult and have opened an office in Sheffield to connect with the wider UK forging and forming community.
Striking a hammer blow for metals recycling
Footprint Tools is at the heart of a research project that could see Sheffield spark a recycling revolution in industrial forging.
Six major players in the forging and forming industries have joined the AFRC just months after it established an outreach office in Sheffield to support a cluster of innovative companies vital to the UK’s transition to a greener economy.
Key equipment arrives at Boeing R&D facility in Scotland
A key piece of equipment has arrived at the Boeing and NMIS facility, where new manufacturing methods for the aircraft of today and the future are being explored.