Members of the AFRC meet together.

Advanced Forming Research CentreMembership

Membership of the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is open to all companies from associated sectors, regardless of size.

Becoming a member of the AFRC offers businesses many opportunities, not least involvement in a world-leading research programme.

Members of the AFRC work closely with the centre. They are in a prime position to take advantage of all that it offers, from world-class equipment to access to industry experts. The centre also acts as the gateway to the wider University of Strathclyde and HVM Catapult.

Tier one membership

  • Shape and direct the core research programme ensuring it meets the needs of industry
  • Use of the intellectual property resulting from the core programme
  • A representative on both the AFRC governing and technical boards
  • Setting the agenda and strategic direction of the centre
  • All the benefits of tier 2 membership

Meet our current Tier 1 members.

Tier two membership

  • Representative on the AFRC's technical board
  • Networking events
  • Marketing and media exposure
  • Showcase capabilities to AFRC visitors – over 3,500 industry stakeholders per year
  • Opportunity to negotiate license agreements for use of core research intellectual property
  • Close working relationship with tier 1 members and other supply chain partners
  • The opportunity to test or develop new products or services using the AFRC’s unique capabilities and production scale equipment

Find out who our Tier 2 members are.

Contact us for further information on membership of the AFRC. Your enquiry will be answered by our business development team.