NCC News

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:38

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) was established with Government support as one of the recommendations of the 2009 Strategy [UK Composites Strategy 2009*]. The CLF is the ‘voice’ of the UK composites industry determining and supporting actions which will enable the continued growth necessary to capture a significant share of the global composites market. 

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 13:17

On 4th February 2016, Heraeus Noblelight held a very successful demonstrator event at the NCC to showcase their breakthrough Humm3 heating technology for Automated Fibre Placement (AFP). The group of over 40 invited guests were given a close-up view of the technology in action, with a practical demonstration including high speed dry fibre lay-up as well as a presentation of the main highlights of the flashlamp's journey from initial concept to full demonstrator system. 


Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 14:42

On 17th March 2016, the NCC will be attending Altair’s Hyperworks 14.0 Rollout Out Event.

Andy Patterson, Engineering Capability Lead in Conceptual Design at the NCC, will be attending the unveiling of Altair’s latest simulation software at the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) on the Bristol and Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with HyperWorks users, such as JLR, BAE Systems and Airbus, to see how their software platform has helped them to design and optimise innovative products. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 17:49

The Composites UK Trade Association, in collaboration with specialist marketing service providers Aro PR, and Marketing and OB2B Industrial Marketing & PR, has launched a series of new marketing webinars specially developed for the composites industry.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 17:15

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has confirmed a £37 million investment in a new aerospace Wing Integration Centre at the Airbus site in Filton, Bristol. The NCC was invited by Airbus, to attend the announcement of the new facility. The ‘Wing of the Future’ centre will complement the existing capability at the NCC and provide an advanced testing centre for large structural components. It will enable Airbus and its partners to develop new and cutting-edge ideas, helping underpin the UK as one of the world’s leading aerospace sectors.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 14:04

Are you attending JEC World 2016 or simply interested in learning about opportunities in the French Composites Sector? This webinar will provide insight into the sector and doing business with the french. 

UKTI will be hosting a free composites webinar on opportunities at JEC World 2016 and the French Composites Sector on the 23rd February 2016. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 17:20

On 15th March, the NCC will be hosting a Steering Group Meeting to seek industry input for the Composites Technician Apprenticeship.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 14:49

On 1st and 2nd March, the NCC will be holding a Composites Awareness course for EDT’s Year in Industry (YINI) Scheme. 

EDT is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to engage young people studying STEM subjects with industry. EDT does this through a continuum of schemes for secondary-aged students from one-day tasters to six month long projects and year-long placements in industry. 

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:03

Specialist measurement service provider INSPHERE Ltd will offer access to the National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) leading measurement training programme in south-west England, as part of a new agreement.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15:34

On 9th and 10th February, the NCC welcomes all Members to attend the BINDT Workshop on NDT/SHM Requirements for Aerospace Composites. This two-day workshop looks to establish what is required of NDT and SHM to facilitate game-changing solutions for new, more efficient composite designs and new design and manufacturing processes for both civil and military aircraft.


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