AFRC equipment

Advanced Forming Research CentreAccess our capabilities

Work with us and unlock access to our technical capabilities. These consist of our cutting-edge equipment, our talented people and their areas of expertise. 

Tapping into our capabilities allows you to satisfy your day-to-day operational needs, while safely exploring new opportunities for growth.

Some of our key technical capabilities:

  • State of the art laboratory for residual stress evaluation and strain mapping
  • Expertise in superplastic forming, cold forming and hydroforming 
  • Two MTI rotary friction welding machines, the biggest of their kind in any UK research centre 
  • Specialists in forming R&D