NCC News




Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:40

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to announce the joining of latest Associate Member, A C Marine & Composites. A C Marine & Composites is a multiple Olympic medal-winning boat builder, specialising in the manufacture of composite components for the marine and renewable energy sectors. The composites specialist joins the 43 industrial Members of the NCC, swelling the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to five. The full range of NCC Members spans from automotive, aerospace and oil and gas to metrology specialists and nano technologies providers.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 14:45

The NCC was delighted to attend the 27th Annual International SICOMP Conference on Manufacturing and Design of Composites on Monday 30th - Tuesday 31st May 2016 in Linköping. This two-day conference offered a tour of SAAB Aerostructures in Linköping and two days of interesting lectures, table top display and poster sessions on topics such as Composite laminar flow wings, Thin ply composites, Bio-based composites and carbon fibre production.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 13:28

On Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th May 2016, the NCC attended SAMPE Long Beach 2016.
SAMPE Long Beach 2016 is the only conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. With over 250 exhibiting companies showcasing their products and solutions during this event, the full scale technical conference featured the latest technologies and research advancements concerning the advanced materials and processes community. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:58

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 NCC is delighted to host the first seminar in the series on Wednesday 15th June 2016.

This opening seminar will be focused on Jointing and Bonding. Tier 2 Member, 3M, will be the supporting the session, providing content as experts and a leading provider in adhesives and sealants.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:51

Advanced composite materials combine great strength and stiffness with low weight and high performance in demanding environments. This makes them ideal for use in aerospace applications, and in the UK it is therefore the aerospace industry which has driven the development and manufacture of relatively low-volume, high value composite materials.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 16:44

On Thursday 16th June, the NCC will be hosting the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) Showcase 2016. NATEP is a national programme under which aerospace supply chain companies are developing more than 100 new technologies for the UK and global aerospace industry.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 16:03

The Innovate UK Connected digital additive manufacturing competition has opened today. This £4.5 million call looks for projects that will make a significant innovation step in both additive manufacturing and connected digital manufacturing. 

How the NCC can support this call?

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:58

The National Composites Centre was delighted to exhibit at the Advanced Manufacturing Forum at the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre in Derby on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th May 2016.

Above: The HVM Catapult centres exhibiting at the Rolls-Royce Advanced Manufacturing Forum

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 15:22

On Monday 9th May 2016, Innovate UK launched a £15 million investment into manufacturing and materials innovation projects. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges and aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth.

The National Composites Centre offers B2B brokerage, consortium building and bid support to companies of all sizes. The NCC technology offer includes; design and simulation, prototype manufacture, process optimisation, testing and inspection, manufacturing and test equipment and industry training.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 13:29

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is preparing a National Innovation Plan, and is asking you to share your expertise and views to help shape it.

There is an online survey which seeks views on how the UK should further develop its innovation framework and system. It will focus on 7 key themes:


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