NCC News




Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:46

Whilst at the Advanced Engineering Show, NCC Chief Executive Peter Chivers spoke to The Information Daily about the NCC, composites and skills.


Check out Peter's video interview here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 13:24

The demand for components manufactured in composite materials is increasing exponentially and is not only focused on aerospace. The automotive, marine and renewable energy industries all offer expanding opportunities to supply chain companies. In order to give companies the best market opportunities to win these new orders it may be necessary to start to make the transition to manufacture in composites from other materials.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:47

The UK National Composites Centre (NCC) has recently celebrated the 1st Anniversary of their partnership with MSC. In the past 12 months MSC Software helped to create a collaborative environment where the NCC and its partners work on future advanced composites products.


Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:25

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Above: NCC Business Development Coordinator Stacey Downton with Ross Kemp of Asap water crafts


We were absolutely delighted to see Asap water crafts exhibiting at the NEC. Our work with Ross is a fine example of how we can collaborate with SMEs. Read all about how well Asap are doing by downloading the press release below.


Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:33

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the last flight of the world's first and only commercial plane capable of breaking the sound barrier.


The Bristol Post comments that, “NOTHING has ever come closer to summing up the essence and spirit of Bristol than the great feat of engineering and innovation that is Concorde. The record-breaking supersonic jet, which was designed and developed by engineers beavering away in the workshops of Filton, captured the imagination of a generation and catapulted the aviation industry into the modern age.”


Friday, November 22, 2013 - 14:34

The rail Enabling Innovation Team, National Composites Centre and Railway Industry Association are hosting a workshop to identify opportunities and solutions for the UK rail industry where advanced materials can offer significant through-life cost reduction benefits.

The objective of this event is to create new networking opportunities and cost effective solutions between the advanced materials and rail industries through discussion of the challenges facing the Future Railway.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 16:04

On Thursday 5th December, the National Composites Centre will be holding a Graphene & Nanofillers for Composites event, hosted by the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network.

The event will present the latest developments in nanofillers, provide an excellent networking opportunity to form partnerships and will focus on the manufacturing, properties and performance in composites of nanocomposites for polymer systems.


Friday, November 15, 2013 - 14:07

The National Composites Centre and the University of Bristol were pleased to support the Made in the South West Insider Magazine Awards 2013 last night.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 17:21

We are delighted to announce that GE have joined us as a Tier 1 Member.


Read more at the GE website.

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 16:20

GKN Aerospace will be exhibiting an advanced winglet lower skin, produced as part of an advanced winglet development project within the the STeM programme, at the Advanced Engineering Show, on the National Composites Centre stand D193, November 12th and 13th 2013.



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