National Composites Centre

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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.

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  • Space West Newsletter

    Welcome to the latest edition of our Space West Newsletter. We're dedicated to delivering space-related news, updates, and knowledge. With each newsletter, we aim to keep you informed about the most recent discoveries, advancements, and stories from the world of Space in the South West.
  • Sonichem is leading a £600K Innovate UK-funded consortium to revolutionise the automotive industry with sustainable, bio-based materials.

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to share news of our involvement in a cutting-edge project led by Sonichem, actively contributing to the shift towards sustainable alternatives in materials and manufacturing.
  • National Composites Centre Delivering Impact to the UK

    The NCC has released a new report that evidences the impact it has delivered for the UK over the last five years. This includes driving industrial transformation through technical, supply-chain and workforce interventions and innovations.
  • Space West Newsletter

    Welcome to our New Year January 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.
  • High Value Manufacturing Catapult Baglan: Statement

    The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is delighted to be collaborating with the Welsh Government on a new digital factory hub to advance manufacturing technology innovation and support Wales’ green industrial transformation.


  • Priory Road Complex, Bristol
    Read more about National Student Space Conference 2024

    National Student Space Conference 2024

    02 - 03 Mar 2024
    We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Huffee, Space West Cluster Manager will be speaking at UKSEDS National Student Space Conference.
  • Paris, France
    Read more about JEC World 2024

    JEC World 2024

    05 - 07 Mar 2024
    The NCC will be exhibiting and presenting at JEC World 2024, the global trade show for composite materials and their applications. Held in Paris, JEC World is the industry’s leading event, hosting all the major players in a spirit of innovation, business, and networking. Visit our experts at the UK Pavilion in Hall 6, Stand S 62.
  • Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
    Read more about Space Comm 2024

    Space Comm 2024

    06 Mar - 07 Feb 2024
    Rebecca Huffee, Space West Cluster Lead will be at Space-Comm. The Space-Comm Expo gathers space, aerospace, defence, downstream and upstream industries for two days of high-level networking, discussions, education and business, focused on the commercial future of space.


  • Read more about Introduction to Design for Composites

    Introduction to Design for Composites

    This 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 Repair

    Introduction to Composite Repair

    Future legislation will dictate that you can't just discard composite components into landfill and the need to repair in order to extend life expectancy is set to increase even further. Repair of composites can be more complex than the repair of more traditional metallic components and, of course, there is always the need to regain structural integrity whilst maintaining functionality.

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