The Advanced Forming Research Centre
The University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, engineering research and development, and metal forming and forging research.
We help manufacturing businesses of all sizes become more competitive.
We help them to turn innovative ideas into a commercially viable product; we help them to improve their existing products and processes and we help them secure funding and turn their business dreams into reality.
For almost a decade the centre has been at the heart of manufacturing research in Scotland. It is the only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre in the country, one of only 7 in the UK making it the critical link between manufacturers in Scotland and the rest of this world-class network of manufacturing innovation and expertise.
The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture
Funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) has awarded over £700,000 to industry led projects. These enable companies to work with partner universities to develop innovative ways of reusing, repairing or remanufacturing high-value components as part of the drive towards a circular economy As the only centre dedicated to remanufacturing, reuse and repair in Scotland, SIR has built a network of more than 40 companies which are making strides in remanufacturing to reduce waste and raw materials in their operations. For more information visit www.scot-reman.ac.uk.