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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:07

The NCC was pleased to attend the launch of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) annual review at the Houses of Parliament. NCC Chief Operating Officer Andrew Hopcraft, Chris Young Automotive & Core Research Programme TPM and Ashley Parkinson Manufacturing Technician met with a broad range of parliamentarians from across the political spectrum. Lord Prior provided a stimulating keynote speech on about the importance of the catapults centres and manufacturing in the UK general.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:45

The National Composite Centre (NCC) will be co-sponsoring the 2017 UK Industry Awards. The Awards encourage Companies in the UK Composites supply chain to enter themselves into the annual Industry Awards hosted by Composited UK.

Applications are sought in the following categories:

Innovation in manufacturing.

Innovation in materials.

Innovation in composites design.

Health and safety award.

Environmental initiative/Sustainability award.

Employer of the year.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 15:27

At the National Composites Centre we are extremely proud of helping to develop an innovative new Sit-ski with High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Technology experts from the seven HVM Catapult centres have used their range of technology capabilities to demonstrate how current and emerging manufacturing technologies in areas such as sensors, composite materials, 3D printing and virtual reality design techniques can be applied to achieve success in a new – and possibly unexpected – application.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 15:08

Jack is a research engineer within the Materials and Process Selection team at the NCC. With a background in Aerospace and a PhD from the University of Bristol, Jack’s role involves just about everything from manufacturing engineering and materials science to cost modelling and client interactions. Let’s find out why Jack recommends a career at the NCC.

 

Hi Jack. So what attracted you to the NCC in the first place?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 08:54

Digital technologies are transforming our world. They are creating huge opportunities and disrupting how businesses operate. The future of manufacturing is already being shaped by this revolution. Whether it is known as Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things or Smart Manufacturing, the landscape is changing fast. Keeping the UK competitive in that landscape is vital.  As part of the process of developing an Industrial Strategy for the UK the Government has commissioned a Review of Industrial Digitalisation led by Juergen Maier, UK CEO of Siemens.
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:33

On Friday 10th February, a new and important institution in the UK's oil and gas industry opened its doors for business. With extensive coverage from Scottish and UK media - including extensive coverage on BBC TV and Radios 4 and 5 Live - the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) was officially launched.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 14:47

On Tuesday 31st January 2017, Neil Appleton, Market Development Lead at the National Composites Centre, attended the Composites in Construction conference in Amsterdam. The event had an attendance of around 100 industry figures including clients, designers and suppliers.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 14:39

Subsea Expo 2017 is a three-day conference and exhibition organised by Subsea UK and is Europe’s largest subsea event. It is aimed at all those organisations which have interests in subsea activities including oil and gas (hence Aberdeen, Europe’s oil and gas capital), renewable energy and sub-sea mining.

Over 4,500 visitors attended Subsea Expo 2017, with delegates from all corners of the world, including DIT-escorted missions from Brazil, China, Japan and Mozambique.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:40

On Monday 22nd August, Sector Lead, Paul Gallen, and Business Development Engineer, Nigel Keen, attended this very useful seminar on composite bridge solutions, followed by the evening event in the striking composite pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:03

On Tuesday 7th June 2016, Andrew Patterson, Engineering Capability Lead for Concept Design at the NCC, attended the Industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing event at CFMS.

This event brought together materials and equipment suppliers, along with end users and software developers to discuss the use of additive manufacturing in industry. Delegates were provided with a tour of HiETA's facilties and recieved presentations from the following companies: 

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