The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Group, has welcomed global tooling manufacturer MAPAL as a Tier Two Member.

The Germany-headquartered firm explores technology solutions for energy-efficient vehicles and is looking to further integrate Industry 4.0 into its operations.

Working across various sectors, including automotive and aerospace, MAPAL has 6,000 employees based in over 43 countries including two manufacturing facilities in the UK (Solid Carbide and PCD tooling). Aligning closely with the NMIS Machining and Additive Manufacturing team, the organisation will provide unique insight into cutting tools accrued through decades of industry experience.

With goals to expand into new and developing markets, MAPAL is looking to benefit from accessing the AFRC’s extensive network that includes Members, customers and the wider High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM) Catapult network.

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