Due to the developing situation with Covid-19, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our March and April events until further notice.

If you would like to contact us please do so on

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Tuesday March 10th 2020, AFRC, Inchinnan
Hosted by: NMIS Insights - Advanced Forming Research Centre

NMIS Insights: Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for Industry

Learn about how VR and AR can be used to transform your business and hear from two local companies that are already making it happen; Virtalis and Kigtek.

Monday 25 - Thursday 28 January 2021, NEC, Birmingham
Hosted by: The Manufacturing Technologies Association

MACH 2020

Attracting 25,000 visitors and in excess of 600 exhibitors, MACH is the platform to connect UK manufacturing engineers, decision makers, buyers and specifiers with suppliers of new technology, equipment, services and processes. The AFRC will be exhibiting as part of the HVM Catapult stand and will also have a presence at the Interreg Machining4.0 stand.

Hosted by: Advanced Forming Research Centre

EMPRESS 2 Workshop - 2020

Following on from the success of the EMPRESS project, along with 27 other partner organisations, the University of Strathclyde and the AFRC are involved in the three-year follow on EMPRESS 2 project coordinated by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and funded by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET). Further details on agenda coming soon.

Please note that this event has been cancelled

Thursday 7 May 2020, ARFC, Inchinnan
Hosted by: Advanced Forming Reseach Centre

Primary Engineer Renfrewshire Celebration Event - 2020

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005. Its aim is to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM related professions. Primary Engineer believes that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are key subjects in securing positive opportunities and career paths for future generations, and that this begins in Primary school. More details on this event coming soon.

Wednesday 13 May 2020, AFRC, Inchinnan
Hosted by: NMIS Insights - Advanced Forming Research Centre

NMIS Insights: Developing new products and qualifying them for new markets

This event is aimed at companies looking to introduce new products or diversify into high integrity/ critical applications, such as oil and gas and aerospace.

Hosted by: Business Insider

Made in Scotland Awards 2020

Back for its fifth year, the Business Insider Made in Scotland Awards in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre champions all aspects of transformational discoveries and developments made in Scotland.

Please note that this event has been cancelled

Tuesday 26 May 2020, Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Hosted by: Scottish Enterprise

SMAS Conference 2020

Bringing together industry experts, solution providers and support organisations to learn, share, debate and network. It’s an exciting time for Scottish manufacturing. The creation of the industry-led National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) will sit at the centre of a new Manufacturing Innovation District, making Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing and a magnet for investment.

Tuesday 9 June 2020, AFRC, Inchinnan
Hosted by: NMIS Insights - Advanced Forming Research Centre

NMIS Insights: The future of forging: helping you take the next steps

This highly interactive event will demonstrate the help available to you. It will feature insights from the AFRC’s forging team alongside demonstrations on our industry representative scale forging equipment, real-world examples of how we have helped businesses like yours, and a sneak peek of our new facility using our FutureForge digital simulator.

Monday 20 July 2020, Farnborough
Hosted by: Farnborough International

Farnborough Airshow 2020

The Farnborough International Airshow is the place where the entire aviation and aerospace industry gathers to learn, network and do business. Responsible for hosting some of the largest and most successful events in the ever-changing aviation sector, Farnborough International Airshow has established a reputation for providing an unrivalled platform for businesses of all sizes, from all tiers of industry, to showcase their latest innovations.

Tuesday 25 August, 2020, AFRC, Inchinnan
Hosted by: Machining Scotland

Machining Scotland 2020

Recognising the growth in manufacturing opportunities in Scotland, the AFRC will host a workshop on high technology machining solutions. The same event will be repeated over 3 days. Please, therefore, indicate your preference of attending the event on either: Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 or Thursday 27 August.

Wednesday 2 September 2020, Salerno, Italy
Hosted by: The EASN Association

10th EASN International Conference on "Innovation in Aviation & Space to the Satisfaction of the European Citizens"

This is a forum where innovative ideas, breakthrough concepts and disruptive technologies are presented, while in parallel be the place for disseminating the knowledge and results achieved in the frame of research projects of the aviation and space field. Dr. Jie Zhao and Prof. Yi Qin from the University of Strathclyde (Centre for Advanced Forming Research Centre and Centre for Precision Manufacturing) are preparing a special session on “Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Aeronautics”.

Tuesday 17th September 2020, AFRC, Inchinnan
Hosted by: Advanced Forming Research Centre

5th International ECCC Creep & Fracture Conference

The 5th International ECCC Creep & Fracture Conference in Edinburgh will bring together engineers and scientists from around the world to present and discuss research and developments in all aspects of creep behaviour of high temperature industrial materials and components. The overall aim is to disseminate knowledge and identify future work items requiring attention from the high temperature research, design and standardisation communities.

Hosted by: Scottish Event Campus

Scotland Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo - 2020

Join 2000 Delegates from the largest Manufacturers in Scotland and the UK. Understand the latest Innovations in IoT & Industry 4.0, Automation & Robotics, Lean, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Supply Chain, Quality & Safety and more.

Please note that this event has been cancelled