NCC News

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 16:44

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has been praised by West of England (WoE) Metro-Mayor as a regional and national strategic asset. In a recent visit Mayor Tim Bowles commended the NCC for cultivating local composites expertise for the benefit of the UK. Recently elected WoE Mayor Tim Bowles visited the NCC for a briefing from the NCC team and to meet with key industrial partners. The NCC Chief Executive and NCC Tier 1 Members showcased research and technology development projects, as well as outlining NCC successes and trajectory against the Government's Industrial Strategy.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:49

The NCC are proud to celebrate the success of one of our outstanding engineers Mattia di Francesco who was awarded the ‘Best Young Aerospace Entrant Award’ at the prestigious WEAF Aerospace Ambassador Awards on 21st June 2017.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:07

The NCC was pleased to attend the launch of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) annual review at the Houses of Parliament. NCC Chief Operating Officer Andrew Hopcraft, Chris Young Automotive & Core Research Programme TPM and Ashley Parkinson Manufacturing Technician met with a broad range of parliamentarians from across the political spectrum. Lord Prior provided a stimulating keynote speech on about the importance of the catapults centres and manufacturing in the UK general.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:45

The National Composite Centre (NCC) will be co-sponsoring the 2017 UK Industry Awards. The Awards encourage Companies in the UK Composites supply chain to enter themselves into the annual Industry Awards hosted by Composited UK.

Applications are sought in the following categories:

Innovation in manufacturing.

Innovation in materials.

Innovation in composites design.

Health and safety award.

Environmental initiative/Sustainability award.

Employer of the year.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 15:27

At the National Composites Centre we are extremely proud of helping to develop an innovative new Sit-ski with High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Technology experts from the seven HVM Catapult centres have used their range of technology capabilities to demonstrate how current and emerging manufacturing technologies in areas such as sensors, composite materials, 3D printing and virtual reality design techniques can be applied to achieve success in a new – and possibly unexpected – application.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 15:08

Jack is a research engineer within the Materials and Process Selection team at the NCC. With a background in Aerospace and a PhD from the University of Bristol, Jack’s role involves just about everything from manufacturing engineering and materials science to cost modelling and client interactions. Let’s find out why Jack recommends a career at the NCC.

 

Hi Jack. So what attracted you to the NCC in the first place?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 08:54

Digital technologies are transforming our world. They are creating huge opportunities and disrupting how businesses operate. The future of manufacturing is already being shaped by this revolution. Whether it is known as Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things or Smart Manufacturing, the landscape is changing fast. Keeping the UK competitive in that landscape is vital.  As part of the process of developing an Industrial Strategy for the UK the Government has commissioned a Review of Industrial Digitalisation led by Juergen Maier, UK CEO of Siemens.
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:22

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in partnership with Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, are working together on delivering a package of support for SMEs through roadshow events, tailored company visits, enquiry handling and technical advice.

Companies eligible to apply for support include start-ups, micro companies and SMEs (<250 employees). In doing so, they will have access to the following services:

A dedicated team for a quick response to queries

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:52

The NCC is delighted to be attending the 3rd International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM3) which will take place from Thursday 20th to Friday 21st April 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

Mattia Di Francesco and Laura Veldenz, both Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Research Engineers working in the NCC Automated Deposition team, will be presenting their research to the broad international audience at the event.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:52

Bristol Green Capital Partnership community interest company (BGCP) is investing £45,000 in local ideas and projects that will contribute to making the city more sustainable with a high quality of life for all.

BGCP are looking for new ideas, projects and initiatives that contribute to the vision of Bristol becoming a sustainable city with a high quality of life for all. If you are a Bristol-based SME whose idea matches the Better Bristol criteria, you could be eligible to receive free coaching for your crowdfunding campaign and have a chance of receiving 50% of your target.

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