NCC News




Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:56

On 23rd April 2015, NCC Research Engineers, Mattia di Francesco (EngD student) and Peter Giddings (Manufacturing Process Simulation) will be presenting at the Second International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing in Montreal, Canada. NCC research that enables significant reduction of both cost and risk in manufacture of convex corners using automated fibre placement will be described in two presentations, detailing the complementary simulation and testing methods developed within the NCC.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:27

The NCC hosted a visit from Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, this week to enable our staff and the NCC industrial Members and partners to ask any questions.

Questions were on core topics of science and the future for composites technology, through to ones on issues as wide ranging as; supporting young people, Europe, the NHS, ending zero-hours contracts, tuition fees, immigration and does spelling matter on ballot papers! 

We were pleased that Ed praised the innovative work of the NCC and was impressed by our large press.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 08:57

This year's Niche Vehicle Symposium was relocated at short notice from its usual venue at the National Motor Museum, Gaydon to the stunning Williams F1 Conference Centre. The switch proved popular and was packed out with over 200 delegates, a mix of enthusiasts, engineers, entrepreneurs and supply chain solution providers, all looking to find new ideas, markets and money.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:24

As many of you will know, an updated version of BIS’ UK Composites Strategy will be published later in the spring which is likely to be used to inform many aspects of government policy including trade, investment and other forms of innovation support.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 13:28

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted that Rolls-Royce has chosen Bristol as the location for their centre of advanced fan system composites technology development.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:13

Held every 5 years since 1955, with venues alternating between the UK and Germany, the International Cold Forming Congress represents an opportunity for world leaders in the technology to address the issues of market forces and market needs in meeting the continuously changing challenges of: global sourcing, increasing efficiency, flexible output, improved performance etc.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:39

The NCC has featured in the Bristol Post as part of the WoESkills “Rise of the Engineer” campaign to promote careers in composites.

The feature includes case studies of one of our Graduates, Nancy Bob-Manuel, and Apprentice Ashley Parkinson.

To read more, click here and here.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 16:25

On 25th March 2015, the National Composites Centre will be holding a metrology event in partnership with NPL and LIMA.

Precise measurement is vital to high-precision, high-value manufacturing. Being able to prove that products meet customer requirements, while demonstrating high quality standards, gives companies a real competitive advantage.

The HVM Catapult network provides UK business access to world-leading measurement technology.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:27

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Composites UK and the National Composites Centre (NCC) are joining forces at the 2015 JEC Composites Show in Paris this March forming a collaborative UK-centric stand (stand C67), which will promote the UK as a driving force in innovation for fibre-reinforced composite materials (FRPs).

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 15:59

The NCC plays an active role in developing manufacturing technologies that UK industry needs to remain competitive in the high value manufacturing sector. The UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) and the NCC were represented at the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) in February. Peter Giddings (NCC Researcher) visited Brussels to ensure the UK benefits from strong links with European collaborators and the enhanced funding those links bring.



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