NCC News

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:07

The NCC was pleased to attend the launch of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) annual review at the Houses of Parliament. NCC Chief Operating Officer Andrew Hopcraft, Chris Young Automotive & Core Research Programme TPM and Ashley Parkinson Manufacturing Technician met with a broad range of parliamentarians from across the political spectrum. Lord Prior provided a stimulating keynote speech on about the importance of the catapults centres and manufacturing in the UK general.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:45

The National Composite Centre (NCC) will be co-sponsoring the 2017 UK Industry Awards. The Awards encourage Companies in the UK Composites supply chain to enter themselves into the annual Industry Awards hosted by Composited UK.

Applications are sought in the following categories:

Innovation in manufacturing.

Innovation in materials.

Innovation in composites design.

Health and safety award.

Environmental initiative/Sustainability award.

Employer of the year.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 15:27

At the National Composites Centre we are extremely proud of helping to develop an innovative new Sit-ski with High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Technology experts from the seven HVM Catapult centres have used their range of technology capabilities to demonstrate how current and emerging manufacturing technologies in areas such as sensors, composite materials, 3D printing and virtual reality design techniques can be applied to achieve success in a new – and possibly unexpected – application.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 15:08

Jack is a research engineer within the Materials and Process Selection team at the NCC. With a background in Aerospace and a PhD from the University of Bristol, Jack’s role involves just about everything from manufacturing engineering and materials science to cost modelling and client interactions. Let’s find out why Jack recommends a career at the NCC.


Hi Jack. So what attracted you to the NCC in the first place?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 08:54

Digital technologies are transforming our world. They are creating huge opportunities and disrupting how businesses operate. The future of manufacturing is already being shaped by this revolution. Whether it is known as Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things or Smart Manufacturing, the landscape is changing fast. Keeping the UK competitive in that landscape is vital.  As part of the process of developing an Industrial Strategy for the UK the Government has commissioned a Review of Industrial Digitalisation led by Juergen Maier, UK CEO of Siemens.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:22

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in partnership with Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, are working together on delivering a package of support for SMEs through roadshow events, tailored company visits, enquiry handling and technical advice.

Companies eligible to apply for support include start-ups, micro companies and SMEs (<250 employees). In doing so, they will have access to the following services:

A dedicated team for a quick response to queries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:52

The NCC is delighted to be attending the 3rd International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM3) which will take place from Thursday 20th to Friday 21st April 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

Mattia Di Francesco and Laura Veldenz, both Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Research Engineers working in the NCC Automated Deposition team, will be presenting their research to the broad international audience at the event.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:52

Bristol Green Capital Partnership community interest company (BGCP) is investing £45,000 in local ideas and projects that will contribute to making the city more sustainable with a high quality of life for all.

BGCP are looking for new ideas, projects and initiatives that contribute to the vision of Bristol becoming a sustainable city with a high quality of life for all. If you are a Bristol-based SME whose idea matches the Better Bristol criteria, you could be eligible to receive free coaching for your crowdfunding campaign and have a chance of receiving 50% of your target.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 13:58

The NCC is pleased to be co-sponsoring this year’s Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) 3-day exhibition taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th-27th April.

The GALM series of conferences are the world's leading conferences on automotive lightweighting and aim to provide practical solutions on strategic, tactical and technical challenges facing the automotive industry.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 16:53

The 6th Annual Conference of the CDT in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) will take place on the morning of Tuesday 11th April 2017, in the Queen's Building, at the University of Bristol.


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