National Composites Centre

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About the NCC

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is an independent, open-access technology centre delivering world-class research and development of composites. As part of the UK’s Catapult Network, we offer our partners access to the latest technology, provide technical expertise and the business support they need to overcome barriers to innovation and accelerate their growth.

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Latest news

  • “Ground-breaking moment for science, innovation and technology” as UK’s most powerful supercomputer is officially online and debuts in global league

    The UK’S fastest and most powerful supercomputer, located at the University of Bristol, is now officially online, with pioneering technology helping to make the UK a world leader in artificial intelligence.
  • Space Symposium Success – a week to remember for the South West Space Partnership

    In April we headed over to Colorado to take part in our very first Space Symposium. With both UK companies and international players in attendance, there was ample opportunity to showcase the potential of the UK’s largest space technology cluster to a global market – and make some valuable connections in the meantime.
  • NCC Newsletter Issue 9

    Catch up with the latest edition of news from the National Composites Centre.
  • National Composites Centre enables innovations in wing aerodynamics

    The NCC has released a case study detailing their successful delivery of the design and manufacture of vital one-off flying parts to facilitate UK’s capability towards accelerating new technologies to decarbonise the aviation industry.
  • Space West Newsletter

    Welcome to the April edition of our Space West Newsletter. With each newsletter, we aim to share the most recent discoveries, advancements, and stories from the world of Space in the South West.


  • Birmingham
    Read more about Smart Factory Expo

    Smart Factory Expo

    05 - 06 Jun 2024
    The National Composites Centre will be joining the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult at Smart Factory Expo, 5-6 June, being held at the NEC Birmingham, located at stand 4-D80, with Innovate UK.
  • NCC
    Read more about Hydrogen Supply Chain Opportunities in the South West

    Hydrogen Supply Chain Opportunities in the South West

    11 Jun 2024
    The National Composites Centre will be hosting 'Hydrogen Supply Chain Opportunities in the South West', on behalf of Hydrogen South West and the Hydrogen Innovation Initiative (HII), taking place 11th June, 2-4pm.


  • Read more about Introduction to Design for Composites

    Introduction to Design for Composites

    This course will give you an understanding of the requirements that are important to consider in the composites world, along with a series of tools and techniques that will enable you to create robust concept designs for every new project you undertake.
  • Read more about Introduction to Manual Prepreg Techniques

    Introduction to Manual Prepreg Techniques

    During this course we'll give you the background knowledge you need to optimise your use of prepreg materials in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. We'll also teach you the techniques used by technicians and you'll have the opportunity to practice what you've learnt.

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