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News from around the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland Group.

NMIS offers free training resources and a new online CPD course to help individuals upskill from home

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s (NMIS) Manufacturing Skills Academy has created a bank of useful tools and courses to help Scotland’s manufacturing community keep up to date with the latest technical developments in the sector.

High-tech software company Bellrock Technology Ltd joins AFRC as latest Tier Two Member

With ambitions to support and drive innovation in the manufacturing sector through the exploitation of data, Glasgow based company Bellrock Technology has become the latest company to join the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) as a Tier Two Member.

AFRC announces new partnership with Theorem Solutions

The AFRC is thrilled to welcome Theorem Solutions as the latest Tier Two Member at the centre – providing visualisation capabilities that will enhance the already established expertise and technologies within the AFRC’s digital manufacturing team.

Scottish project ‘reinvents the wheel’ with flat-pack hydro-energy solutions for Africa

Carruthers Renewables has teamed up with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), to explore manufacturing methods for a patented water wheel capable of combating electricity scarcity in developing countries.

New tool will help Covid response technologies gain necessary approvals

A new online tool will make it easier for product developers to gain rapid acceptance of technology created in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

AFRC welcomes Kigtek as latest Tier 2 member

After working together on a successful digital twin project, the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, is welcoming control systems and electrical services company, Kigtek as its latest Tier 2 Member.

NMIS Boeing programme takes off from Westway, Renfrew

NMIS, has today announced that it has signed a lease with property investment firm Canmoor for a unit at Westway Park in Renfrew, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland. The facility will be primarily used for the Group’s £11.8 million research and development programme with the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing.

AFRC Welcomes ROCOL as new Tier Two Member

We are pleased to welcome ROCOL as the latest Tier Two Member of the University of Strathclyde’s’ Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), providing a platform to showcase its products and services across the NMIS network of industry specialists.

University of Strathclyde at the forefront of projects helping small and medium sized manufacturing firms in Scotland

The University of Strathclyde is today announcing that it is set to be involved in six of the Scottish Government’s Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund projects. Through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), the University will lead on two projects and colleagues across the University will support the development of four others.

NMIS donates 10,000 face visors to help charities move forward from lockdown

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has manufactured 10,000 certified face visors to donate to charities and companies across Scotland to help them operate safely as the country emerges from lockdown.

Digital cask filling solution could save Scottish whisky industry millions

Researchers at the Advanced Forming Research Centre have collaborated with industrial partners to devise a digital whisky cask filling process that could save Scotland’s £5.5 billion whisky industry millions of pounds each year.

Transvalor joins the AFRC as the first Tier One Partner in support of new FutureForge facility

Transvalor, a leading software developer in manufacturing process modelling, has joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), as a Tier One Partner.

Made in Scotland: the new wind turbine blade set to make green energy even greener

The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre is working with a consortium to develop an ultralight and sustainable wind turbine blade that will produce up to 9% more energy than conventional blades.

Contract awarded for construction of flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has awarded the contract for the build of its new flagship facility to Morrison Construction, part of the Galliford Try Group.

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland leadership team bolstered with CEO appointment

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has announced that John Reid has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Planning permission granted for construction of National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility

Planning permission has been granted for the development of the state-of-the-art National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) facility.

Boeing touches down in Scotland with new strategic alliance

Boeing and Scottish Enterprise have signed a new strategic agreement, called the Boeing Scotland Alliance, that will explore opportunities to work together in Scotland.

NMIS Insights: National Manufacturing Institute Scotland launches its first event series

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has launched a series of breakfast seminars aimed at providing Scotland’s manufacturing community with insights that can make real impact.

Planning permission submitted for National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

A planning application has been submitted for the development of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) situated at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) in Renfrewshire.

Why the oil and gas sector needs to embrace Additive Manufacturing

Stephen Fitzpatrick leads the AFRC’s machining and additive manufacturing Team. Here, he explores the far-reaching benefits and potential of additive technology within the oil and gas sector.

AFRC Tier Two Membership is measuring up for leading precision engineering firm

UK part manufacturing and software specialist MSP has signed up to Tier Two Membership at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) bringing with it renowned expertise in metrology, calibration and error-free machining, along with ambitious plans for growth.