NCC News

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:46

On 14th October 2015, the National Composites Centre will be hosting the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) for both Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation professionals, and academic research colleagues.

DAP is a partnership led by Dstl and includes major industrial partners BAE Systems, GE, MBDA, Selex, QinetiQ and Thales, together with representatives from EPSRC, Innovate UK and a university liaison advisor.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 09:32

The NCC is delighted announce that we will be speaking at the Shaping the Future of Near-Net and Light Weighting at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.

This is a free, one-day conference that highlights the developments in near-net shape processes in relation to the pursuit of light weighting optimisation.

Attendees to the conference can expect:

A broad spectrum of speakers presenting over the course of the day:

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:59

On Tuesday 15th September the National Composites Centre will be hosting the HiPerDuCT Industry Event.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:52

The NCC is delighted to support southwest-based SME Pipex px® in announcing its latest off-site manufacturing capabilities for corrosion resistant components in FRP Composite materials, with completion of its new Resin Infusion Centre of Excellence (“RICE”) factory building at its Plymouth HQ.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:28

The ARION1 Land Speed Bicycle Project is an engineering project set up in 2013 by the University of Liverpool team with an aim to build the fastest bicycle in history. The NCC sponsored this project by giving the ULV team of sixteen engineering students, access to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The team have made fantastic progress since their visit, with the launch of nationwide rider fitness trials, Wind Tunnel Testing at MIRA’s full-scale wind tunnel facility and ARION1 rolled on the road just for the first time last week. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 14:13
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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 13:51

The National Composites Centre and the National Physical Laboratory are looking for bright and enthusiastic individuals to join their fully-funded Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme.

The position will be primarily based at the National Physical Laboratory, however the successful candidate will also be joining the NCC for 1-2 years to industrialise their findings into a core project, developing a solution for monitoring material during polymer composite moulding processes.



Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:30

We are delighted to announce that Professor Adrian P. Mouritz is visiting the NCC on the 4th September 2015 at 10am, presenting the fire resistance of structural composites. Adrian Mouritz is the Professor of Aerospace Materials and the Head of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and will provide an overview of progress towards understanding the structural response and failure of composites in fire.

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 14:45

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s latest press release contains the results of an impact report, highlighting the successes of the NCC and the other Catapult research centres, and their incredible impact on the economic growth and success of advanced manufacturing in the UK.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:18

On the 24th and 25th of June Mattia Di Francesco, Harry Clegg, Laura Pickard,  Laura Veldenz and Paul Shakspeare attended the 2015 edition of the International Conference on Manufacturing Advanced Composites (ICMAC) in Bristol, UK. The event was attended by over 100 delegates from 17 different countries. With delegates present from Australia, America, Asia and Europa, ICMAC2015 was a true international event.


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