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

  • Heraeus Noblelight Ltd. upgrades to Tier Two membership

    Heraeus Noblelight Ltd., based in Cambridge (UK), the centre of excellence for flash lamp technology, has upgraded to Tier 2 membership with the NCC.
  • STEM competition launched to inspire the next generation of budding engineers, scientists and environmentalists

    The NCC has launched an exciting virtual poster competition open to all Year 8 students (aged 12-13) across the UK to inspire the next generation of budding engineers, scientists, environmentalists and sustainability policy experts.
  • Six companies join NCC SME Affiliate Scheme

    The NCC is delighted to welcome B&M Longworth, Composite Braiding, INSPHERE, LMAT, SHD Composites, and 2-DTech to the SME Affiliate Scheme, which gives small and medium-sized enterprises affordable access to the NCC’s capabilities, expertise, training and networks.
  • NCC and Dstl join forces to facilitate innovative R&D in future combat aircraft composite structures

    An exciting new partnership has been formed to explore the art of the possible for the next generation of lightweight, strong and resilient combat aircraft composite structures. The NCC and Dstl are leading the programme through their joint steering group and wider community, which will bring together the greatest minds from academia, leading defence primes, SMEs and other parties outside of the traditional defence sector.
  • NCC granted £355k to help achieve net zero future

    The NCC has been granted £355k by Innovate UK to work with UK SMEs to investigate and validate ways to help achieve a net zero future.



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