National Composites Centre

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The National Composites Centre is a world-class research centre, where companies of any size and across industry sectors, can access cutting-edge technology and specialist engineers, to drive innovation in the design and manufacture of composites.

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  • BT and Toshiba install UK’s first quantum-secure industrial network between key UK smart production facilities

    The 6km network uses Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to ensure ultra-secure data transmission between the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) in Bristol
  • NCC partner with Network Rail

    The NCC has partnered with Network Rail to investigate, design and build a composite footbridge.

    The new partnership sees Network Rail join the NCC as a Tier One Member - the first rail infrastructure company to do so - which gives Network Rail access to use the world-leading expertise facilities and capabilities at the Centre.
  • NCC celebrates University of Bristol being named best university for engineering in the Guardian’s best UK universities 2021 league table

    The University of Bristol was named best university in the UK for both Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in The Guardian’s Best Universities 2021 league table. The university was also ranked 11th overall in the UK, jumping 12 places from the previous edit
  • Seismic II project takes MMC schools to the next level

    A £6m project to transform the way schools and healthcare facilities are built has been granted £2.9m of funding to showcase the future of modern methods of construction (MMC) in the UK.
  • NCC speakers confirmed for AMI's new Composites Virtual Summit

    AMI has announced that its four composites conferences: Tooling for Composites, Composites in Rail, Composites in Marine and Composite Testing & Analysis have been combined to create the Composites Virtual Summit. The event will be free-to-attend and will take place from 19-22 October 2020

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