NCC News




Friday, July 8, 2016 - 16:08

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult has launched its 2015- 2016 Annual Review. The National Composites Centre is the composites specialist that is one of seven centres forming the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 14:54

On Wednesday 29th June 2016, the NCC hosted a delegation of senior officials from Luxembourg. The delegation included the Luxembourg ambassador, the Director General for Research, IP and New Technologies at the Ministry of the Economy, the CEO of Luxembourg’s National Agency for Innovation and Research and the CEO of Luxembourg’s celebrated Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). 


Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:44

From Monday 27th to Thursday 30th June 2016, the NCC attended the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM17) in Munich.

ECCM is a leading European conference on composite materials and attracts internationally renowned scientists and engineers in the field of aerospace, automotive and mechanical engineering, and brings together the scientific and the application-oriented world.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 18:11

The NCC is proud to announce that we will be gold sponsors of the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner in November this year.

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: 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 09:57

The NCC training team is working with subject experts to arrange a series of Demand and Development seminars. The seminars will form part of an exercise to determine training and development requirements within the key manufacturing processes in the composites industry. 

The second seminar in the series will take place on Thursday 7th July 2016 and will focus on training and developments needs in thermoplastic materials. The ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) will be supporting this seminar, providing delegates with an Introduction to Thermoplastic Composites.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 15:11

The NCC is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as a Finalist in the category of Best Place to Work for the 2016 Cotswold Life Engineering, Manufacturing & Innovation Awards.

The EMI Awards programme celebrates the thriving Cotswolds engineering and manufacturing sector, and the successful individuals working within it, across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Wiltshire.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 16:22

Across the High Value Manufacturing Catapult there is a wealth of capability which has application to the oil and gas sector. As a result, the NCC, AFRC, and MTC have established the HVMC Oil and Gas Consortium which aims to provide a front door to the HVMC in Aberdeen, the European capital of the O&G sector.

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.


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