NCC News

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:38

The National Composites Centre has been working with Strategic Economics to carry out European Regional Development Fund interviews. These interviews cover a wide range of sectors and seek to find out how the NCC has helped its customers. One full-day of interviews has already taken place and another will take place this week. The economists’ audit report confirms how the NCC has been helping change the future use of composites in industry.

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:32

Last week, Business Support Engineer, Nigel Keen, and Business Development Coordinator, Stacey Downton, attended the Torbay HiTech Forum at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay.


Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:23

We will be on Stand D193 at the Composites Engineering Show 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.  Come and see us!

Click here to register for a visitor's pass.


Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:17

The NCC industrial membership has gained a new member in the carbon textile solutions company, Sigmatex. The global firm develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications. They join the National Composites Centre as a Tier 2 Member. The new deal is an important strategic move for Sigmatex as they join 30 major industrial players in the composites sector who form the rapidly expanding membership of the NCC.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:00

Are you interested in lasers and how they can help you make better products or new materials?

Do you have an idea about a novel application for lasers in production?

Do you have an idea for a new laser source that could be the next product? Then this event is for you.

The event provides:


Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:00

The NCC joined celebrations for the second birthday of the Bristol & Bath Science Park with a visit from His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. The Duke of Gloucester formally marked the anniversary at a small celebration which took place in the Forum – the Park’s glass atrium, followed by a tour of the NCC, the first building completed on the Park.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 00:00

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter, with the NCC, are organising a masterclass to provide a discussion forum for professionals who are interested in addressing the impact of disruptive innovations upon current composites technology.

The scope of the Master Class will include questions such as:


Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 00:00

Graphene & Nanofillers for Composites: ‘Call for Papers’. 5th December 2013, National Composites Centre (NCC), Bristol

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 00:00

On 22nd October 2013 the NCC will be hosting an SME Aerospace Supply Chain event. Lloyds have partnered with GrowthAccelerator a £200m government initiative to support high growth SMEs. The programme is designed to deliver a unique innovation plan for a limited number of companies in the aerospace sector.

The 4 step programme includes:


Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 00:00

On the 3rd of October the NCC will host the MSC Software Composites Solution Day. This event is intended to provide an overview of our composite analysis capabilities with interactive demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Registration will be at 9:30 for a 10:00am start. Anticipated end time is 4:00pm. If time permits the attendees will have the opportunity to further explore the techniques presented. MSC technical staff will be available all day for advice and further discussion. Due to the limited number of workstations early registration is advised.


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