Advanced Forming Research CentreHVM Catapult

The Advanced Forming Research Centre is one of seven High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult centres in the UK and the only one in Scotland.

The HVM Catapult is an alliance of manufacturing research centres backed by Innovate UK. It acts as the catalyst for the growth and success of UK advanced manufacturing. As we’re part of the HVM Catapult, companies working with the AFRC can tap into a network of world leading research covering every aspect of manufacturing.

  • £486m R&D linked to HVMC activity in 2020/21
  • 5,897 industrial partners in 2020/21
  • 3,322 SME partners in 2020/21

Find out more about the HVM Catapult and the other centres.