New manufacturing center in Scotland

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has opened a new manufacturing facility in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

NMIS is reportedly run by the University of Strathclyde and supported by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Highlands and Island Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and Renfrewshire Council.

According to reports, the new facility will house a manufacturing skills academy, digital factory, and a “publicly accessible collaboration hub”. The NMIS’ Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC) will also operate in the new center as well as in the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC).

“The factory demonstrates the vast potential of digital technologies in helping manufacturers improve their products and processes in the drive towards a net-zero economy while still increasing productivity,” a press release said.