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AFRC makes move into space industry
The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is making its way into the space industry, working with Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) and TWI to bring the manufacture of space propellant tanks back to the UK.
Hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
Aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution, The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering will form the Scottish arm of a hub that is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time.
Conference brings basis of smart urban mobility solutions
Scotland’s Minister for Transport and the Islands, is appearing as a keynote speaker at a packed two day conference programme, which will see over 20 low carbon vehicles form the basis of the first Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS 2017) conference and exhibition. The event will take place from 10th to 11th May at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC – formerly SECC).
Mitsubishi signs up to AFRC test facility for metal components
Mitsubishi Materials Group has signed up to be the latest member of the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The AFRC will act as a test facility for the development of new products and manufacturing processes, which will be used to produce metal components for use in a range of industries – including oil and gas, aerospace and automotive.
Sensor mimics bats to detect dangerous structural cracks
An ultrasound sensor for detecting dangerous cracks in structures such as aircraft engines, oil and gas pipelines and nuclear plants has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde, with inspiration from the natural world.