Wednesday 23rd saw Nigel Keen from our Business Development team, alongside 30 other delegates, in a lifejacket and looking at a Mersey class lifeboat at the RNLI the training centre in Poole. The Mersey is one of three classes of boat that will be phased out over the next few years.
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The NCC and specialist wheel manufacturer Dymag Performance Racing Wheels (Dymag) met with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith to show how carbon composites could be the driving force for high value jobs in the UK. Dymag has been conditionally awarded £7.2 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative. They will be working with the NCC to develop and optimise the next generation of carbon composite automotive and motorcycle hubs.
The EDT is delighted to invite the NCC and its partners to the Regional Final of The Year in Industry (YINI) Contribution to the Business Awards on Thursday 16th July 2015 at 2:00pm at the NCC.
On 23rd April 2015, NCC Research Engineers, Mattia di Francesco (EngD student) and Peter Giddings (Manufacturing Process Simulation) will be presenting at the Second International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing in Montreal, Canada. NCC research that enables significant reduction of both cost and risk in manufacture of convex corners using automated fibre placement will be described in two presentations, detailing the complementary simulation and testing methods developed within the NCC.
The NCC hosted a visit from Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, this week to enable our staff and the NCC industrial Members and partners to ask any questions.
Questions were on core topics of science and the future for composites technology, through to ones on issues as wide ranging as; supporting young people, Europe, the NHS, ending zero-hours contracts, tuition fees, immigration and does spelling matter on ballot papers!
We were pleased that Ed praised the innovative work of the NCC and was impressed by our large press.
This year's Niche Vehicle Symposium was relocated at short notice from its usual venue at the National Motor Museum, Gaydon to the stunning Williams F1 Conference Centre. The switch proved popular and was packed out with over 200 delegates, a mix of enthusiasts, engineers, entrepreneurs and supply chain solution providers, all looking to find new ideas, markets and money.
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.
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.
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