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  • ARRK join NCC as Affiliate Member

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to welcome AARK as an Affiliate Member.
  • Five new Members join NCC

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to welcome five new Members, including two from the Space sector.
  • Dowty Propellers harness the digital capabilities of the National Composites Centre to develop next generation, sustainable composite propeller blades

    Engineers from the National Composites Centre have designed and manufactured a full-scale prototype propeller blade using a novel process that’s never been attempted before in this application, as part of the exciting £20 million R&D programme, Digital Propulsion (DigiProp), led by Dowty Propellers.
  • Bristol researchers prepare their composites for lift-off to space

    Materials developed by University of Bristol scientists and engineers with support from the National Composites Centre will be blasted 250 miles from the Earth’s surface and affixed to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • NCC partners with Mentor Digital to win ‘Best Custom Solution’ at the 2021 Umbraco Awards

    Mentor Digital and National Composites Centre (NCC) won the 2021 Umbraco 'Best Custom Solution' award for an innovative new e-learning solution developed using the Umbraco Content Management System (CMS).


  • Leicester
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    SpaceAM 2021

    14 - 15 Sep 2021
    SpaceAM is a conference and exhibition highlighting the use of advanced materials in space technology. The NCC is exhibiting and our Chief Engineer for Defence & Space, Sean Cooper, will be presenting on the role of composites in space applications.
  • London
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    DSEI 2021

    14 - 17 Sep 2021
    DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence and security supply chain on a global scale. The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is exhibiting this year and our Chief Engineer for Defence & Space, Sean Cooper, will be on hand to talk to you about how the NCC can support your defence projects requiring composites expertise.


  • Training
    Read more about Introduction to Measurement & Inspection

    Introduction to Measurement & Inspection

    07 Sep 2021
    Inspection of composites is a key requirement in many industries and provides the end user with confidence that the product supplied conforms to the design requirements.
  • Training
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    09 - 10 Sep 2021
    In this course we will give you an understanding of how to start to understand what requirements are important to consider in the composite world, along with a series of tools and techniques to start the generation of some robust concept designs.

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