This will only strengthen the already growing manufacturing industry we have with nearby Westway Park being Scotland's largest fully enclosed industrial distribution and office park, and Inchinnan Business Park being home to more than 30 renowned businesses, including Rolls Royce PLC, Peak Scientific and the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre
The University of Strathclyde's Space Mechatronic Systems Technology Lab (SMeSTech) and Advanced Forming Research Centre
(AFRC) have joined the consortium with partners from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Norway.
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(AFRC) is making its way into the space industry, working with Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) and TWI Ltd to bring the manufacture of space propellant tanks back to the UK.
Frontier Technical has established a consortium of experts, made up of Cramlington-based electronic vehicle parts manufacturer Avid Technology, Stockton-based engineering firm Francis Brown, Sunderland City Council, Port of Sunderland, Durham University, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre
The projects supporting Wing of Tomorrow are jointly funded by Spirit and the UK government through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, in close collaboration with Airbus, the National Composites Centre, the Advanced Forming Research Centre
and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
That is the view of Danny McMahon, a team leader at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre
, which specialises in working at the leading edge of manufacturing technologies.
Craig Knowles is senior manufacturing engineer at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre
. He explains that superplastic forming (SPF) of sheet metal is a niche process that enables the manufacture of lightweight components with complex geometries.
North Lanarkshire Council's enterprise team is arranging a trip to the Advanced Forming Research Centre
(AFRC) in Inchinnan next Thursday, November 22, from 10am to 12.30pm.
North Lanarkshire Council's Enterprise Team is arranging a visit to the Advanced Forming Research Centre
(AFRC) in Inchinnan, Renfrew, in the coming months and is extending an open invitation to businesses to get involved.
They included Glasgow Caledonian University; the Advanced Forming Research Centre
at the University of Strathclyde and Fife College.
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Michael Ward, CTO at the Advanced Forming Research Centre
is delivering the opening keynote and what a cracker.