We are proud to announce that the NCC will be holding the ‘Building the Future for Composites’ Grand Opening Event on Thursday 30th October 2014. We believe that, thanks to the uptake and interest form the composites community, and especially to our Member companies, the NCC is a great success story for joint working between industry, academia, and government.
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On Tuesday 21st October 2014, the NCC hosted the latest quarterly meeting of the HVM Catapult Simulation Forum. This forum brings representatives from the seven HVM Catapult centres together to strengthen the use of numerical simulation in better understanding and improving quality and efficiency in high value manufacturing processes.
On Monday and Tuesday of next week (27th October - 28th October 2014), Mattia di Francesco (Design and Simulation Research Engineer), Tim Young (Materials and Process Selection Engineering Capability Lead), Gary Poynton (Materials and Process Selection Research Engineer) and Alex Wallace (Process Development Research Engineer) will be attending the International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) 2014 in Bremen, Germany.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced it is to co-fund the IDP11 competition with £11m of its R&D budget. This has enabled the IDP11 competition to fund up to £15m of new innovative collaborative R&D projects.
At the same time, InnovateUK has been able to increase the Off-Highway Vehicles competition grant fund to £6m.
This November, the first ever National KTP Week will take place across the UK with over 100 universities and businesses participating in one of the largest collaborations between the business world, and UK academic institutions.
There are still places left on our Microsoft® Project 2010 - Level 2 course taking place on Wednesday 5th November 2014.
You may have read our previous news item about our Business Support Engineer, Nigel Keen, attending the Marine Competitions and Consortia/Networking Event in Liverpool a few weeks ago (if not, you can read it here.).
A London Underground project supported by the NCC has won the prestigious Stephenson Award. The winning door was the result of a TSB- funded project under the “Accelerating Innovation in Rail” funding call. A consortium, led by Transport for London (TfL), embarked on a project to replace the door on the existing Central line tubes with a light weight thermoplastic door. The consortium included Transport for London, Atkins, Wabtec, UCL and the National Composites Centre.
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