NCC News




Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:36

To mark the America's Cup World Series regatta in Gothenburg, Sweden, UK Trade  and Investment organised a bilateral composites conference involving around 150 delegates from the two countries.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:46

On 14th October 2015, the National Composites Centre will be hosting the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) for both Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation professionals, and academic research colleagues.

DAP is a partnership led by Dstl and includes major industrial partners BAE Systems, GE, MBDA, Selex, QinetiQ and Thales, together with representatives from EPSRC, Innovate UK and a university liaison advisor.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 09:32

The NCC is delighted announce that we will be speaking at the Shaping the Future of Near-Net and Light Weighting at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.

This is a free, one-day conference that highlights the developments in near-net shape processes in relation to the pursuit of light weighting optimisation.

Attendees to the conference can expect:

A broad spectrum of speakers presenting over the course of the day:

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:59

On Tuesday 15th September the National Composites Centre will be hosting the HiPerDuCT Industry Event.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:52

The NCC is delighted to support southwest-based SME Pipex px® in announcing its latest off-site manufacturing capabilities for corrosion resistant components in FRP Composite materials, with completion of its new Resin Infusion Centre of Excellence (“RICE”) factory building at its Plymouth HQ.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 14:13
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Friday, August 7, 2015 - 14:45

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s latest press release contains the results of an impact report, highlighting the successes of the NCC and the other Catapult research centres, and their incredible impact on the economic growth and success of advanced manufacturing in the UK.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:18

On the 24th and 25th of June Mattia Di Francesco, Harry Clegg, Laura Pickard,  Laura Veldenz and Paul Shakspeare attended the 2015 edition of the International Conference on Manufacturing Advanced Composites (ICMAC) in Bristol, UK. The event was attended by over 100 delegates from 17 different countries. With delegates present from Australia, America, Asia and Europa, ICMAC2015 was a true international event.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 11:45

AIC is today (27th July) celebrating 25 years of providing services, huge hot drape formers and autoclaves to the advanced materials and composites industries. The company maintains a variety of process control equipment throughout the UK and internationally. Its team of highly skilled engineers not only support, but now provide complete machine refurbishment, new build, control systems, installations, commissioning and training.

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 13:09

Smart infrastructure is the next step in the evolution of our transport systems, and as it emerges we will see the convergence of technologies including sensors, infrastructure and data to enable more intelligent use and maintenance.

Smart, lightweight, off site manufactured composite structures of the near future, including bridges and platforms, will contain sensors and be able to provide data on their condition and use.


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