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 partner with Ford Motor Company on award winning project to lightweight Ford Transit van

    A project that will lighten the weight of Ford Transit vans involving the NCC has been awarded the Innovation in Design award at the Composites UK Industry Awards 2020.
  • Unlocking space innovation and growth in the West of England

    The UK Space Agency will provide financial support for a new space hub led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The consortium includes the National Composites Centre (NCC), the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) and the Universities of Bristol and Bath, which are engaged in cutting edge research for the space sector including engineering, astronomy, planetary science, and life and health sciences.
  • The High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Made Smarter announce new Smart Factory Innovation Hubs

    The High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Made Smarter, the UK’s manufacturing digitalisation movement, have today announced a new HVM Catapult-led Made Smarter Smart Factory Innovation Hubs pilot.
  • UK initiative launched to advance technology for sustainable and recyclable wind turbine blades

    The NCC has today launched an initiative to accelerate the development of technology, processes and materials that address the recyclability and future development of composite wind turbine blades.
  • NCC joins Permali and Arcola Energy to develop composite structural systems for fuel cell retrofits in buses

    Experts at the NCC have been working with Arcola Energy and Permali to help design and manufacture low-cost composite structural systems for the support of hydrogen fuel cylinders for buses.



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