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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Latest news

  • NCC part of Digital Engineering Skills Platform launched by Enginuity and Made Smarter

    The NCC is delighted to be providing training courses for the launch of a unique digital engineering skills platform – Engage.
  • NCC publishes 2019 Gender Pay Gap report

    The NCC, as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult(HVMC) and in collaboration with our partners and customers, is working to solve the world’s biggest engineering challenges. To enable us to successfully solve these problems we are growing, developing and diversifying the workforce of the future.
  • “Rapid Heat Popping Joints” could revolutionise use of composites

    A revolutionary new technology developed by the NCC and Oxford Brookes University means composite structures can now be separated (or disbonded) quickly and cheaply using a simple heat source.
  • Composites in Rail conference rescheduled for October 2020

    The Composites in Rail conference has been postponed to 8-9 October 2020 due to Covid-19

    From 20th April, all NCC staff will work a 4-day week, from Mondays to Thursdays. We will be completely shut on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Online
    Read more about Sustainable composites: The future

    Sustainable composites: The future

    29 Jun - 03 Jul 2020
    We have partnered with the Cabot Institute and the Bristol Composites Institute to run a virtual conference, which offers an exciting programme of keynotes, seminars and workshops to explore the future of sustainable composite materials.
  • Aerospace Bristol, UK
    Read more about Composite Testing & Analysis

    Composite Testing & Analysis

    15 Sep 2020
    This event will provide a forum for industry professionals to exchange knowledge on the latest testing and analysis techniques for both thermoplastic and thermoset composites.


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