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.
25 Sep 2023Budding cyclists from the Bristol-based National Composites Centre have raised £10,000 for charity after embarking on a gruelling 900km bike ride from Bristol to Cologne – crossing five countries in just five days.
Space West Newsletter21 Sep 2023Welcome to the first edition of our Space West Newsletter where we'll bring you the latest discoveries, innovations, and stories from the world of space in the South West.
Leonardo deepens relationship with High Value Manufacturing Catapult18 Sep 2023Leonardo UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, a network of seven world-class research and innovation centres that turn great ideas into commercial realities.
University of Bristol to host UK’s most powerful supercomputer to advance AI discovery13 Sep 2023The University of Bristol has been chosen to host a new national supercomputer research facility at the National Composites Centre, focused on artificial intelligence (AI), the government announced today. The new AI Research Resource (AIRR) will serve as a national resource for researchers and industry experts spearheading AI innovation and scientific discovery – and places Bristol at the centre of the AI revolution.
Disruptive capabilities to be displayed at DSEI 202307 Sep 2023Technologies that will reshape the defence manufacturing industry and equip armed forces for years to come will be on display at this year’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) global trade show.
Read more about Technology Pull-Through Programme Webinar
Technology Pull-Through Programme WebinarDiscover how you can use the NCC's Technology Pull-Through (TPT) programme to help mature your academic research to transition to industry with our TPT webinar.
National Composites Centre, BristolRead more about Technology Day 6 - Joining Technology for Composites in Defence
Technology Day 6 - Joining Technology for Composites in DefenceWe are partnering with TWI for our next Technology Day.
For our next Technology Day, we’re diving deep into the realm of joining composites in Defence applications. This event is a unique opportunity for academics, the supply chain, and experts in the field, to come together and explore the cutting-edge world of composite materials. Join us as we unlock the potential of these advanced materials and their integration into the Defence sector.
RotherhamRead more about Nuclear Manufacturing Summit 2023
Nuclear Manufacturing Summit 2023The National Composites Centre will be attending the 2023 Nuclear Manufacturing Summit, held by NAMRC, at at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. The 2023 summit will bring together manufacturers and leaders of the UK’s major nuclear programmes to share the latest information and insight.
Read more about Introduction to Design for Composites
Introduction to Design for CompositesThis 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 Composite Materials
Introduction to Composite MaterialsIn this foundation level course we'll introduce you to the terminology, the materials, their properties & the production processes used in the composites industry.
Read more about Intermediate Manual Prepreg Techniques
Intermediate Manual Prepreg TechniquesThis course is highly recommended for individuals and teams who are already producing prepreg parts and want to improve their processes and the quality of their finished products.