12 January 2022

Sheffield Forgemasters sign partnership with National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Collaboration agreed with University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre.

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Sheffield Forgemasters, UK,  the castings and forging company has signed as a Tier One Partner with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

The move will give the company access to the AFRC’s research and development facilities in Renfrewshire focusing on emerging advanced manufacturing technologies such as residual stress, advanced furnaces, and forging expertise in Industry 4.0 data analytics and modelling.

David Bond, Sheffield Forgemasters CEO, said, 'We have a hugely talented and experienced workforce here in Sheffield tackling some of the biggest engineering challenges we face as the UK makes the transition to a net-zero economy and next-generation defence systems.

'As we move into a new phase of our growth and development – both in clean civil nuclear energy and defence technology – it is vital that we harness the best brains and cutting edge equipment to support us on that journey.'

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