Members of the AFRC meet together.

Advanced Forming Research Centre Membership

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.