Advanced Metal Forming Research at the University of Ulster Jordanstown Campus is at the forefront of materials characterisation and modelling for the sheet metal forming industries. Our combined lab facilities of traditional and special purpose test equipment are unique within the UK and exceptional in the rest of the world. We work collaboratively with leading researchers in the field of metallic formability and aerospace manufacturers in Europe.
Industrial Application of New Discoveries
Application of basic science to improve materials and processes for the sheet metal forming industry is one of our strategic objectives. Although industry provides a fertile ground for research, our research group identifies the strategic research objectives on the basis of scientific exploration and development of current knowledge to solve these problems. Our close working relationship with aerospace manufacturers has created mutually beneficial advancement of mechanical metallurgy and forming process development.