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June

Strathclyde Uni to oversee new £8.9 million Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

The University of Strathclyde will run a new £8.9 million Lightweight Manufacturing Centre following an announcement by the Scottish Government.

The Centre will support highly-skilled jobs and give Scotland a competitive edge in manufacturing processes for materials such as titanium and carbon fibre.

Announcing the investment at Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre at Inchinnan, which will run the new Centre, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was a first step towards creating a National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland.

The Centre will be set up in the former Doosan Babcock facility in Westway, Renfrew and produce lightweight materials which are increasingly being used in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and renewables industries to increase efficiency and performance and help reduce carbon emissions.

Funding for the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre will consist of £3.9 million from the Scottish Government, £3.4 million from Scottish Enterprise and £1.6 million from the Advanced Forming Research Centre. 

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research. The £60 million facility was established in 2009 with 12 members of staff. It now employs 133 highly skilled engineers, researchers and business professionals.

The National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland is being developed by the Scottish Government and Strathclyde University, in association with the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering, Enterprise agencies, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council and the private sector. 

Read the news release from the University of Strathclyde


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