The University of Strathclyde Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is to receive £16.5M investment in a industry 4.0 demonstrator.
Set to begin operating in 2020, FutureForge will be the world’s most advanced hot forging research platform and will include a one-of-a-kind, industry 4.0 ready, demonstrator.
It will see the AFRC work with companies in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, energy, nuclear and rail industries helping companies to increase their global competitiveness. The facility will help generate around £40 million of new collaborative R&D projects over 10 years, creating up to 34 new jobs.
This is obviously fantastic news for the University of Strathclyde, and for Innovation in Scotland.