NCC News

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:27

The National Composites Centre (NCC) was pleased to host the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Industry and Energy, Jesse Norman MP, from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:23

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to welcome GOM, as our latest Associate Member. GOM develops systems and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing based on the latest research and innovative technologies. 

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:28

In summer this year, the National Composites Centre (NCC), alongside Composites UK Members and the Industrial Steering Group, chaired by Rolls Royce, will launch a new apprenticeship specifically designed for the Composites sector. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:24

NCC Tier 2 Member, 3M, are hosting a seminar at the NCC on Thursday 23rd February, giving you the opportunity to come and discuss your adhesive bonding application questions with 3M Senior Specialists in Automotive and Aerospace Adhesive Applications. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Bernard Sikkel and Andrew Marks are more than qualified to help assist with your adhesive needs. This event will run between 1pm - 4pm with 12 x 15 minute slots open for grabs!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 14:38

From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th December 2016, Graham Harrison, Head of Governmental Affairs and Strategic Partnership at the NCC, attended the 2nd AMI international conference on Oil & Gas Non-Metallics 2016 in London at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. Graham attended alongside 100 people from major oil companies such as Shell, Total and Chevron, major supply chain companies such as NOV, Schlumberger, GE and Trelleborg, and a host of polymer and fibre companies including 3M, Solvay and Victrex.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:14

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult has announced that Professor Sam Turner has been appointed as their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Sam joins the HVM Catapult from his role as CTO at one of our fellow HVM Catapult Centres, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Sam brings with him a wealth of manufacturing technology experience to further strengthen relationships between academic institutions and industry.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:17

The National Composites Centre (NCC) was pleased to host the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of International Trade, Mark Garnier. Mr Garnier who is MP for Wyre Forest, has responsibility for high value export and investment campaigns visited with Tom Fourcade, Director Export and Investments (South) were shown how the NCC and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) are enabling inward investment and supporting UK companies to export.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 14:22

The National Composites Centre (NCC) will benefit from a £10m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) investment announced by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.  The funding given to the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol to anchor cutting-edge composites manufacturing research in the UK is for the Future Composites Manufacturing Hub (FCM Hub). The aim is to develop the next generation of composites technologies and train the people required to deliver those innovations.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:24

The NCC joined a Senior Government trade mission to India. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May led the delegation which included NCC Exec Dir Strategy & Business Alison Starr and the CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Dick Elsy. The visit included the Inaugural Session of India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:33

The National Composites Centre and ESI are collaborating to enable the delivery of winning solutions in the field of composite materials. Using ESI’s range of simulation industry-oriented solutions, the manufacturing processes of composite parts can be realistically simulated from end to end. The benefit is being clearly demonstrated at the National Composites Centre (NCC) where ESI has been collaborating to apply predictive simulation technology to Liquid Composite Moulding (LCM) processes, such as Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM).

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