Forming and forging support

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What's involved?

Using its modern equipment and highly skilled workforce, the AFRC undertakes problem solving, process development and technology transfer through:

  • Manufacturing trials
  • Product development
  • Collaborative projects
  • Process measurement and improvement
  • Metrology
  • Integrated automation
  • Process modelling


The AFRC is focused on applied research for all aspects of forging and forming technology. Its core research is aimed at developing forming and forging into scientifically understood and repeatable processes.


The AFRC is a bespoke purpose built building, housing state of the art equipment. Main areas of equipment include:

  • Forging
  • Hot and cold forming
  • Near net-shape forming