The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC) is a specialist technology centre within the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.
Our team of world-class engineers and researchers is exploring the next generation of sustainable materials, products and processes for a net-zero world.
We're helping to make lighter-weight battery enclosures for electric vehicles and composite panels for aircraft wings while tackling heavyweight industry challenges, such as recycling wind turbines and materials like glass fibre.
Working with large and small manufacturers from across all sectors, we can help you too. Let's collaborate to future proof your business and overcome today's challenges.
We're championing the approach of embracing lighter-weight, more sustainable materials through our three testbeds; FutureFibre, Sustainable Composites, and the Reconfigurable Pilot Line.
These three test beds link together to form our very own micro circular economy. Click on the graphic below to learn about each one in more detail.
An accessible, flexible and modular alternative to a traditional fixed pilot line.
The search for an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional fibre is on.
We must act now to ensure the next generation of cars, planes and appliances are developed sustainably.
Learn more about our cutting-edge equipment and world-class expertise that could help support your next R&D project.
Working with us as part of NMIS unlocks a world of possibilities for you and your businesses. Learn more about R&D project types and where to find us.