As many of you will know, an updated version of BIS’ UK Composites Strategy will be published later in the spring which is likely to be used to inform many aspects of government policy including trade, investment and other forms of innovation support.
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The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted that Rolls-Royce has chosen Bristol as the location for their centre of advanced fan system composites technology development.
Held every 5 years since 1955, with venues alternating between the UK and Germany, the International Cold Forming Congress represents an opportunity for world leaders in the technology to address the issues of market forces and market needs in meeting the continuously changing challenges of: global sourcing, increasing efficiency, flexible output, improved performance etc.
The NCC has featured in the Bristol Post as part of the WoESkills “Rise of the Engineer” campaign to promote careers in composites.
The feature includes case studies of one of our Graduates, Nancy Bob-Manuel, and Apprentice Ashley Parkinson.
To read more, click here.
On 25th March 2015, the National Composites Centre will be holding a metrology event in partnership with NPL and LIMA.
Precise measurement is vital to high-precision, high-value manufacturing. Being able to prove that products meet customer requirements, while demonstrating high quality standards, gives companies a real competitive advantage.
The HVM Catapult network provides UK business access to world-leading measurement technology.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Composites UK and the National Composites Centre (NCC) are joining forces at the 2015 JEC Composites Show in Paris this March forming a collaborative UK-centric stand (stand C67), which will promote the UK as a driving force in innovation for fibre-reinforced composite materials (FRPs).
The NCC plays an active role in developing manufacturing technologies that UK industry needs to remain competitive in the high value manufacturing sector. The UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) and the NCC were represented at the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) in February. Peter Giddings (NCC Researcher) visited Brussels to ensure the UK benefits from strong links with European collaborators and the enhanced funding those links bring.
The nuclear market represents a £60 billion market opportunity with the UK build programme offering companies a fantastic route to a high growth market. The first reactors being built in the UK will lay the foundation of a future export programme and companies who are part of the supply chain will be in a promising position to exploit this in the future.
On Tuesday 24th February 2015, the National Composites Centre will be hosting an event organised by Fit 4 Nuclear, which will highlight 3 main routes to market in the Nuclear industry:
Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, advanced their membership of the National Composites Centre (NCC) at the Advanced Engineering Show. Senior figures from both organisations shook hands to confirm the annual membership deal after a year of successful project working.
Today, Chancellor George Osborne announced additional government support for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, to help manufacturing businesses turn their good ideas into viable commercial applications which can be produced in this country. The High Value Manufacturing Catapult comprises seven elite technology and innovation centres throughout the country.
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