NCC News




Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:34

SGL Carbon Enters into Partnership with the UK’s National Composites Centre


Development of composite materials, components and manufacturing technologies

Target markets are aerospace, transportation, and oil & gas

Strengthen SGL Carbon’s footprint in the UK


Monday, April 29, 2019 - 19:00

BAE Systems is to join the National Composites Centre (NCC) Steering Board as the company confirms its long-term commitment to the NCC as a Tier 1 Member.


Andy Schofield, Manufacturing and Materials Technology Director, BAE Systems Air will be joining the Steering Board, established to support the NCC Leadership Team to deliver their business strategy and drive growth in the UK composites sector.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 21:12

The world’s first large variable-buoyancy-powered autonomous uninhabited air vehicle (UAV) is successfully test flown

Bristol UK, March 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 09:29

The NCC will be working with Reaction Engines Ltd, pioneers in hypersonic propulsion technology for reusable launch vehicles, to accelerate their ceramic matrix composites research


17 April 2019:  The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to announce that Reaction Engines Ltd have joined the NCC’s membership network. Reaction Engines, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire are developing the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system, the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, known as SABREä. 


Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:57


The NCC is delighted to announce that it was placed 80th in The Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations list. This list spotlights the 100 companies in its ‘Not for Profit’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:48

The 2018 Gender Pay Gap report shows that The NCC has made progress over the last year, and have a number of great things to celebrate including three new female directors; a number of women promoted into technical management positions; five women recruited into technical early careers roles; and participation in a range of STEM events to encourage both girls and boys to consider a career in engineering. The NCC was also placed as one of the Times Top 100 not for profit organisations to work for in the UK.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:45

NCC Connect makes it easier for customers to access the business support they need in one place


12 March 2019:  Today at JEC World, the National Composites Centre (NCC), a world-leading centre for composites innovation, is launching NCC Connect, a unique business support service that will help open up the world of composites to even more companies.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 09:13


New Large Scale Resin Infusion capabilities at the NCC enable full-scale demonstration of wind, aerospace and infrastructure manufacturing


Bespoke Large Scale Resin Infuser capable of injecting structures up to 2 tonnes Teamed with a 20m oven for production of large-scale aerospace quality composite production without an autoclave


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:32


15 January 2019 

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Composites Centre (NCC) to build a joint digital capability and develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:30

15 January 2019.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is currently supporting Surface Generation (Rutland, UK) in the application of their PtFS technology with a thermoplastic composites injection overmoulding process. Surface Generation and the NCC together have successfully produced a number of carbon reinforced / PA6 automotive demonstrators which are due to be assessed by an automotive OEM. Each manufactured component weighs 1.2 kgs and comprises four continuous carbon fibre reinforced / PA6 composite inserts overmoulded with short carbon fibre PA6. 


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