National Composites Centre

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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Latest news

  • Applications open for EngD studentships

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) and Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture (IDC) are seeking high calibre candidates to take up one of five fully funded EngD studentships.
  • National Composites Centre participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to announce its participation in the GREEN-LOOP project, funded under the Horizon Europe Programme, which will focus on developing novel bio-based materials utilising sustainable manufacturing methods.
  • Bristol-based National Composites Centre raises £2,000 for local children’s charity this Christmas

    NCC staff have raised more than £2,000 for Bristol Children’s Charity through gift, food and money donations this December, as part of the charity's 'Donate a Gift' scheme.
  • National Composites Centre announces results for Life Cycle Assessment Tools for Construction

    The National Composites Centre has completed an assessment of the software and tools for Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) used within the Construction sector.
  • Paving the way for net-zero roads

    Over the past year Skanska, alongside the National Composites Centre, Tarmac, Basalt Technologies and National Highways, has carried out a trial on a low carbon reinforced concrete solution. The results show that the solution has led to a reduction of more than 50 per cent in carbon.



  • 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 Mould Tool Production

    Introduction to Composite Mould Tool Production

    This is a highly practical course, which will teach you cost-effective ways of producing your own moulding from scratch. You'll gain the knowledge you need to produce quality parts and learn how to avoid common errors.

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