NCC News




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: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 08:45

The NCC was pleased to attend the 15th Birthday celebrations of Eunomia at @Bristol last month.

The event opened with a welcome and introduction by Eunomia Director, Joe Papineschi, which was followed by presentations on current issues and research in the waste sector. Of particular relevance to the NCC were the issues surrounding marine plastics.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00

The NCC is delighted to announce that Altair Engineering Ltd has renewed its Associate membership with the NCC for another three years. Altair first joined the NCC in December 2012 and has since reaped the benefits of being involved with the innovative
R&D centre based in Bristol. Altair Engineering Ltd offers technology and services for business and engineering innovation, focusing on the development and application of simulation technology to improve business performance.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 16:31

Proposals to bring new investment and jobs to the West of England were shared with Business Secretary Sajid Javid on a visit to the Bristol & Bath Science Park (3 December 2015).

Mr Javid met with members of the Science Park’s steering committee which includes a representative from the National Composites Centre to discuss emerging proposals to develop a world-class automotive research centre on the site. Also present to listen was the constituency MP, Chris Skidmore (Kingswood), and nearby MPs Ben Howlett (Bath)  and Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 14:19

The NCC was delighted to attend the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner on the 4th November at the Hilton Metropole, where one of our own, Ashley Parkinson from the NCC, was nominated for the Trainee/Apprentice Award.  This was a fantastic event which ran in conjunction with the Advanced Engineering Show and offered further opportunities to network with over 200 industry professionals.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 08:56

The Coriolis Composites User Forum is organised annually by Coriolis Composites SAS – world leading manufacturer of Automated Fibre Placement machines (

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:28

Last week, the NCC exhibited as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at Offshore Europe 2015, one of the world’s largest technical exhibitions for the oil and gas sector. The event is held in Aberdeen every two years and attracts over 1,500 exhibitors and 63,000 professionals from 100+ countries.


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