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A British Science Association Gold Crest has been awarded to Badminton School pupils working with NCC engineers. At an Engineering Education Trust (EDT) Celebration and Assessment Day, the girls were given the opportunity to show off their novel bio-organic composite material with a presentation to a panel of senior professional engineers from a variety of sectors.
On Tuesday 27th May 2014 at 2pm, James Kratz from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (McGill University) will be at the NCC to deliver a talk on “Vacuum-Bag-Only Prepreg Processing Technology for Honeycomb Structures”.
On Thursday 15th May 2014 at 2pm, Professor Stephen Hallett from the University of Bristol will be at the NCC to deliver a talk on “Modelling of textile composites for aerospace applications”.
MARIC – the Marine Innovation Centre at Plymouth University, and the NCC – the National Composites Centre, invite you to a free joint workshop on Optimising Composites to explore what is new, what the opportunities are, and the funding and technical support available to your business.
Business Secretary Vince Cable announced £100 million to help companies strengthen their domestic supply chains and create or safeguard thousands of jobs. The new funding will provide support for the increasing trend of ‘reshoring’, as companies bring manufacturing back to the UK from abroad.
Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and HMRC are hosting a series of free innovation workshops across the UK for high-tech SMEs to learn about Government support for Research, Development and Innovation. The workshops cover supports provided by HMRC, the Technology Strategy Board, EU programmes, Intellectual Property Office (formerly the Patent Office) and the Design Council.
MAS in the West Midlands is hosting a conference on Wednesday 30th April at RAF Museum Cosford for over 100 SME manufacturers in the West Midlands which will detail how companies can prepare themselves to take advantage of new contracts to supply components into next generation vehicles, aircraft, turbines and ancillary equipment within the automotive and aerospace sectors. There will also be an introduction to the MAS offshore wind initiative providing manufacturers with access to technical advice, innovation support, supplier matching and grants of up to £500,000.
The Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Composites Manufacture aims to provide the UK composites manufacturing industry with Research Engineers equipped with the necessary advanced technical and leadership skills required for effective adoption of new knowledge and technologies in composites manufacture.
On Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 10am, Ph.D. Student from the Composites Research Network (The University of British Columbia) Janna Fabris will be at the NCC to deliver a talk on “Knowledge in Practice: the next step in reducing risk in composites manufacturing and design”.
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