This month, the National Composites Centre (NCC) welcomed Loop Technology, as the latest Associate Member. Loop Technology brings extensive expertise in the provision of advanced automation systems with a particular focus on composites manufacturing. This exciting partnership will see the building and launch of the state-of-the-art Automated Preforming Cell, further developing cutting-edge composite related automation systems.
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On Friday 10th February, a new and important institution in the UK's oil and gas industry opened its doors for business. With extensive coverage from Scottish and UK media - including extensive coverage on BBC TV and Radios 4 and 5 Live - the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) was officially launched.
On Tuesday 31st January 2017, Neil Appleton, Market Development Lead at the National Composites Centre, attended the Composites in Construction conference in Amsterdam. The event had an attendance of around 100 industry figures including clients, designers and suppliers.
Subsea Expo 2017 is a three-day conference and exhibition organised by Subsea UK and is Europe’s largest subsea event. It is aimed at all those organisations which have interests in subsea activities including oil and gas (hence Aberdeen, Europe’s oil and gas capital), renewable energy and sub-sea mining.
Over 4,500 visitors attended Subsea Expo 2017, with delegates from all corners of the world, including DIT-escorted missions from Brazil, China, Japan and Mozambique.
The National Composites Centre (NCC) was pleased to host the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Industry and Energy, Jesse Norman MP, from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to welcome GOM, as our latest Associate Member. GOM develops systems and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing based on the latest research and innovative technologies.
In summer this year, the National Composites Centre (NCC), alongside Composites UK Members and the Industrial Steering Group, chaired by Rolls Royce, will launch a new apprenticeship specifically designed for the Composites sector.
NCC Tier 2 Member, 3M, are hosting a seminar at the NCC on Thursday 23rd February, giving you the opportunity to come and discuss your adhesive bonding application questions with 3M Senior Specialists in Automotive and Aerospace Adhesive Applications. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Bernard Sikkel and Andrew Marks are more than qualified to help assist with your adhesive needs. This event will run between 1pm - 4pm with 12 x 15 minute slots open for grabs!
From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th December 2016, Graham Harrison, Head of Governmental Affairs and Strategic Partnership at the NCC, attended the 2nd AMI international conference on Oil & Gas Non-Metallics 2016 in London at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. Graham attended alongside 100 people from major oil companies such as Shell, Total and Chevron, major supply chain companies such as NOV, Schlumberger, GE and Trelleborg, and a host of polymer and fibre companies including 3M, Solvay and Victrex.
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult has announced that Professor Sam Turner has been appointed as their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Sam joins the HVM Catapult from his role as CTO at one of our fellow HVM Catapult Centres, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Sam brings with him a wealth of manufacturing technology experience to further strengthen relationships between academic institutions and industry.
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