National Composites Centre (NCC) Tier 1 Member QinetiQ, rolled out a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) composite material, at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show. Following successful initial trials last year the British defence company developed and tested the SMA material together with fellow NCC Tier 1 Member GE at the NCC.
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The National Composites Centre was delighted to have a Year-in-Industry (YINI) student to be in the regional finals of the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT Contribution to the Business Awards.
EDT has held regional finals across the UK to find the most talented and driven YINI Placement Students. Two winners from each region will go onto the national final held in London on 7th September, to be in for the chance to be crowned the top YINI Placement Student of 2016.
The NCC training team has been working with subject experts to arrange a series of free Demand and Development Seminars. The seminars form part of an exercise to determine training and development requirements within the key manufacturing processes in the composites industry.
On Tuesday 26 July, the National Composites Centre (NCC) hosted the Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg Etienne Schneider, to sign a historic collaborative innovation agreement between the NCC and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). This is a powerful and positive example of ongoing collaboration in the European and UK innovation community.
On Wednesday 10th August, the NCC and the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) in Belfast will come together to offer a free event for Northern Ireland SMEs interested in expanding their composites expertise.
The NCC is proud to announce that Tier 1 Member Rolls-Royce has received research and innovation funding from a government-backed public-private sector partnership to establish a new advanced manufacturing facility in Bristol.
This state-of-the-art facility, located on its Patchway complex, is part of the company's SILOET programme to accelerate the development and introduction of low-carbon aircraft engine technology and is likely to employ as many as 40 people when in full production next year.
The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult has launched its 2015- 2016 Annual Review. The National Composites Centre is the composites specialist that is one of seven centres forming the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
On Wednesday 29th June 2016, the NCC hosted a delegation of senior officials from Luxembourg. The delegation included the Luxembourg ambassador, the Director General for Research, IP and New Technologies at the Ministry of the Economy, the CEO of Luxembourg’s National Agency for Innovation and Research and the CEO of Luxembourg’s celebrated Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
From Monday 27th to Thursday 30th June 2016, the NCC attended the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM17) in Munich.
ECCM is a leading European conference on composite materials and attracts internationally renowned scientists and engineers in the field of aerospace, automotive and mechanical engineering, and brings together the scientific and the application-oriented world.
The NCC is proud to announce that we will be gold sponsors of the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner in November this year.
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