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

  • HVM Catapult publishes Annual Review 2019/20

    The High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) has today published its annual review capturing the impact of its work to boost manufacturing performance in 2019/20 and to support the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • UK to lead the development of the next generation of sustainable composite materials

    A new initiative has been launched to develop the next generation of sustainable composite materials and bring together the UK’s composites expertise to quickly turn research breakthroughs into industrial applications. Led by the NCC and CPI, Sustainable Composites is a partnership between industry, academia and government that will harness the UK’s world-leading composites research and technology development capabilities to capitalise on this rapidly growing circ. £2bn global market for end-of-life recycling.
  • 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.


  • Aerospace Bristol, UK
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    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.
  • Aerospace Bristol, UK
    Read more about Tooling for Composites

    Tooling for Composites

    16 Sep 2020
    This one-day conference will attract experts from across the supply chain to evaluate and discuss advancements in tooling, for the processing of thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials and systems.


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