Work with us Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

Our capabilities

The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre is providing businesses with the means to explore new opportunities, increase and maintain competitiveness whilst also helping to develop a wide, supportive manufacturing supply chain.

We recognise that no two businesses are identical. The aspirations and demands of small, growing companies differ from those of large multi-nationals, which is why our approach depends largely on you.

We have an extensive suite of capabilities and expertise that can be exploited by all companies interested in the benefits of lightweighting. Ultimately, we seek to find the best solution and achieve the optimal outcome for your business through identifying your aims and objectives at the outset.

From concept to recycling and remanufacture

We work with manufacturers and the wider supply chain throughout the development cycle; from providing turn-key concepts through to helping you remanufacture parts and products to reduce your environmental impact and costs associated with purchasing future raw materials.

You can choose to work with us throughout the entirety of the cycle, or at any stage that suits your needs.

Being a sister centre of the Advanced Forming Research Centre means we can also help companies tap into the wealth of expertise and knowledge within the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Product development cycle