NCC News

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 14:03

Graham Harrison, Head of Govermental Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at the NCC, attended the UKTI Advanced Engineering mission to Brazil Conference.

Above: Graham Harrison, Head of Govermental Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, presenting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 11:57

The National Composites Centre is proud to have been invited to exhibit tomorrow at the Advanced Manufacturing Forum at the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre in Derby.

The event, held over two days from 25th to 26th of November, is a chance for the NCC to showcase the work being done at the state-of-the-art facilities in Bristol to Rolls-Royce staff across its Aerospace, Land and Sea divisions.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 15:22

At this year’s Composites UK Industry Awards annual dinner, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 4th November 2015, the ‘Innovation in Design’ award was won by Far-UK Ltd for its super lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) AxontexTM 3D beam car chassis design, developed by Axon Automotive Ltd (part of Far-UK). This innovative composite technology is used for the new Hyundai Intrado hydrogen powered crossover concept car. The super lightweight CFRP chassis prototypes were produced in the UK for Hyundai by Axon Automotive at its factory in Northamptonshire.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 14:19

The NCC was delighted to attend the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner on the 4th November at the Hilton Metropole, where one of our own, Ashley Parkinson from the NCC, was nominated for the Trainee/Apprentice Award.  This was a fantastic event which ran in conjunction with the Advanced Engineering Show and offered further opportunities to network with over 200 industry professionals.

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 17:56

Last week, the NCC exhibited at the Advanced Engineering Show; the UK's largest annual advanced engineering trade show and conference.

This is the fifth year running that the NCC has exhibited in the Composites Engineering zone of the show, hosted at the NEC, Birmingham. The Composites Engineering Show represents the UK’s only annual trade show for the very latest in composites materials, moulding & processing equipment, tradeprocessors & fabricators, design, simulation, test & automation partners and much more .


Friday, October 30, 2015 - 09:42

Research carried out by University of Bristol academics together with composite manufacturing and training has been given a boost thanks to the installation at the National Composites Centre (NCC) of a new autoclave and CT scanner. The equipment was part of the  £3 million grant awarded to the University from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  Placing the CT scanner and autoclave at the NCC complements the extensive training facilities and facilitates the widest possible access for both academia and industry.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 17:27

On 16th October, the NCC attended the RICS Awards 2015 Grand Final at The Dorchester Hotel as guest of Stride Treglown architects.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 15:38

On Wednesday 28th October, the NCC will be hosting a workshop and WebEx to help UK companies understand more about Horizon 2020 funding opportunities.

The Horizon 2020 Programme lasts seven years and is the world's largest collaborative R&D programme. The total pot is €77 billion and is open to companies of all sizes (with at least 10% of the total going to SMEs), universities, and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), such as the National Composites Centre.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 11:32

The NCC will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering show for the fifth year running on the 4th-5th November 2015.

This event is the UK's largest annual advanced engineering trade show and conference. With over 750 supply chain engineering exhibitors across all high performance engineering sectors, visitors will be able to network and gain market and technology intelligence from industry leaders. We will be on stands E153 and F148, so if you’re attending come visit us and say hello!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 17:06

The NCC, in collaboration with UK Trade and Investment and Composites UK, will be hosting a UK pavilion at JEC World 2016.

The space, situated in a prime location of the conference hall, is open to applications from UK-based companies in the composites industry wishing to exhibit at this international conference.


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