Advanced Forming Research Centre


  • Tue

    Renewable Engine Launch

    South West College, Dungannon Campus

    On 28 November, the official launch of the Renewable Engine project will take place. 

    The Renewable Engine project is a collaborative project between the AFRC, South West College, Queens University Belfast and IT Sligo promoting knowledge exchange and innovation in the renewable energy sector.   The aim of the project is to facilitate knowledge transfer, technology development and innovation in 8 companies through R&I support and technology development grants. 

    The AFRC will be in attendance at this event.

  • Tue

    Innovation Day Roadshow

    AFRC, Inchinnan

    The Materials and Manufacturing Roadshow, organised in collaboration with ITF, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, aims to solve the key oil and gas materials and manufacturing challenges currently being addressed by workstreams of the UKCS Technology Leadership Board.

    If you are interested in attending this event, please complete the registration form here.

  • Tue

    ATI Conference


    We are convening the UK aerospace sector to provide an update on the ATI strategy and the £3.9bn investment programme for aerospace R&T, to hear directly from industry leaders on key topics, and to provide an opportunity for the aerospace community to network and connect with a diverse group of stakeholders from across the sector.

    The AFRC will be exhibiting as part of the HVM Catapult at this event.

  • Wed

    Residual Stress 2017

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London

    Following from the previous popular seminar, Residual Stress 2017 will provide a key opportunity for engineers to hear the latest techniques to analyse, predict, model and measure residual stress. Delegates will learn from case study presentations from engineering thought leaders and discuss the latest techniques and development from across multiple industries and academia.  Join and take the opportunity to share knowledge and insights across different sectors that will enable you to more effectively manage residual stresses.

  • Tue

    Near Net Shape Forming Event

    AFRC, Inchinnan

    Additive manufacturing processes have received intense media attention recently, but what are the realities of near-net shape manufacturing with metals? What are the capabilities of these innovative processes?  Find out the latest developments from research and industry experts at this exclusive event for the automotive industry.

    To register your interest,  please email us at

  • Thu

    Made in Scotland Awards

    Glasgow Science Centre

    Back for it's third year, the Made in Scotland awards champions all aspects of transformational discoveries and developments made in Scotland.

    From innovation in business services to innovative companies that have found success both domestically and internationally.

    Past winners have ranged from companies making products that work in harsh environments, through innovative domestic gadgets designed in Scotland to a leading craft brewer.

    Entries have hailed businesses in manufacturing, recycling, life sciences and the burgeoning Scottish food and drink sector.