Machining4.0 partners AFRC hosts Scotland’s first machining conference in over three decades took place at University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre this month, marking the largest ever event hosted by the Inchinnan based research centre. Designed to revitalise the country’s engineering community, re-shore work and promote developments across the machining sector, the event was attended by over 300 delegates from firms large and small across Scotland and the world. A collaboration between the AFRC and ten of its industrial members and partners, Machining Scotland featured innovative technology, software and cutting tools, it also showcased the AFRC’s Hybrid platform, which combines machining and additive on a retrofitted CNC machine. Margaret Toberty, Director of Operations at MSP said: “Exhibiting at the inaugural Machining Scotland event was a must for MSP and as anticipated we made fantastic new contacts and even reinvigorated some old ones. “The event was well supported by industry experts and visitors, whom all benefited from the presenter's thought-provoking, innovative topics.