NCC News

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 08:56

The Coriolis Composites User Forum is organised annually by Coriolis Composites SAS – world leading manufacturer of Automated Fibre Placement machines (

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:28

Last week, the NCC exhibited as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at Offshore Europe 2015, one of the world’s largest technical exhibitions for the oil and gas sector. The event is held in Aberdeen every two years and attracts over 1,500 exhibitors and 63,000 professionals from 100+ countries.

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:06

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult published its 2014-2015 Annual Review, highlighting the successes of the NCC and the other six HVM Catapult centres in the last financial year. The review shows key performance highlights showcasing the successes and economic impact of the work completed by the HVM Catapult. 

Key Findings:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:04

A new collaboration between the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) will enable the oil and gas sector to access advanced capabilities that can drive down manufacturing costs and enhance the materials in use in industry.

Under the new agreement, OGIC will host a representative from HVM Catapult in its Aberdeen office to support engagement with the oil and gas industry and drive cross-industry collaboration and innovation.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:36

To mark the America's Cup World Series regatta in Gothenburg, Sweden, UK Trade  and Investment organised a bilateral composites conference involving around 150 delegates from the two countries.

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. 


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