£8.9m Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has announced that it will run the Scottish Government’s new £8.9 Lightweight Manufacturing Centre. Developing new manufacturing processes for lightweight materials, such as titanium and carbon fibre, the facility will be the first step towards creating a National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland.
The centre will support highly skilled jobs and help place Scotland at the forefront of lightweight manufacturing. Making the announcement in front of over 130 aerospace industry representatives at a supply chain seminar held at the AFRC recently, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre will help Scottish businesses take advantage of the fact that sectors such as aerospace and automotive are making more and more use of lightweight materials.”
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