NCC News

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).

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 14:32

Need help achieving your long-term sustainability goals, addressing your business challenges and recruiting your future leaders?

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing is offering industry access to world-renowned academic experts across diverse disciplines. Their experts and Research Engineers will add significant value to your market position. Their collaborative research tackles your business challenges and supports your business’ economic, environmental and social strategies.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:32

The NCC was delighted to exhibit at the Advanced Engineering Show for the fifth year running this month. This year's show ran from Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 3rd November at the NEC in Birmingham and the NCC exhibited alongside over 750 supply chain engineering exhibitors across all high performance engineering sectors. The NCC stand this year was bigger and better than ever, and even made from carbon fibre (supplied by C6(n) Technology). With a two-tier stand, we had spacious meeting space on the upper level with free coffee flowing, sponsored by Norco. 


Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 17:21

The NCC was pleased to host a delegation from the Welsh Government. The Welsh business development team were shown the latest innovations in composites, the aspirations for the National Composite Materials Centre and given insight into the National College for Advanced Manufacturing. The visitors gave an overview of opportunities for the NCC to support businesses across Wales and highlighted how we can maximise benefits for industry by joint working.

For further information on funding and support for Welsh Businesses click here


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