Research dedicated to the development of advanced metal-forming technologies

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The Manufacturing Engineering Research Centre (MERC) of the University of Strathclyde is one of several locations for the research and development of high-precision material-conversion processes: the focus at MERC has been on the development of experimental and numerical simulation techniques, new forming-configurations and the development of industrial applications. Current efforts concentrate on conventional forging, injection forging, precision-blanking, vibration-assisted forging and micro-forming. This paper reviews the findings of MERC and appraises the prospects of the application of the research. Future programmes of research are also defined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-152
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number2
Early online date26 Jul 2003
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2004


  • nett-forging
  • high-precision forming
  • injection forging
  • blanking
  • vibration-assisted forging
  • micro-forming

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