Advanced Forming Research Centre forges ahead in Sheffield

Six major players in the forging and forming industries have joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Group, just months after it established an outreach office in Sheffield to support a cluster of innovative companies vital to the UK’s transition to a greener economy.

The six new members are: Sheffield Forgemasters; Forged Solutions Group; Independent Forging and Alloys; Maher; Castings Technology International; and Footprint Tools.

Keith Ridgway, Executive Chair of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, said: “South Yorkshire’s forging and forming skills are central to the UK economy, providing strategically critical components in the aerospace, defence, clean energy and infrastructure sectors. They are also crucial to combatting climate change, providing a huge opportunity for the region including the potential to support the manufacture of small modular reactors and offshore wind…Read more