Future Manufacturing Technologies (FMT) research group of the University of Oulu is a part of the Kerttu Saalasti Institute. FMT is also a part of the Center for Advanced Steels Research (CASR).
FMT group main office is located in Nivala and group is a part of the RDI community of Nivala ELME Studio. ELME Studio is a production studio organized by Industrial Park of Nivala (Nivalan Teollisuuskylä Oy), comprised of ELME Center and the metal training factory of Nivala Vocational College of The Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot (JEDU).
Inside The University of Oulu, the group is part of manufacturing and usability of steel research community and is in close cooperation with The Material Technology Research Group and The Production Technology Research Group.