In addition to manufacturing innovation support, we also offer a range of standard services. Industrial tools This is a set of services which are specifically aimed at reducing the cost of products, particularly those manufactured using a hot forming or forging process. Materials characterisation We offer a full range of materials characterisation services, from mechanical testing and residual stress measurement to microstructural evaluation. Metrology & inspection Our purpose-built, temperature controlled, metrology laboratory with live temperature recording has an array of general-purpose and specialist measuring equipment. Precision machining Our approach utilises four key Innovation Strands to provide a knowledge-based understanding of the machining process. Thermal processes We have the capability to address a range of thermal processes with our collection of electrically and gas powered furnaces. Reliability modelling It's critical to ensure that the evaluation and management of reliability is taken into consideration during product development. Technology roadmapping This is a powerful technique which allows organisations to develop a strategy based on market needs and technology availability over time. Project management AFRC project managers can be deployed to help you meet demand and ensure business critical projects are managed in an efficient and professional manner.