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.
31 Jan 2024The 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 UK30 Jan 2024The 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 Newsletter25 Jan 2024Welcome 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: Statement10 Jan 2024The 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.
National Composites Centre commissions Cygnet Texkimp filament winding machine for new era of hydrogen vessel development08 Jan 2024The NCC's new filament winding machine from Cygnet Texkimp builds on our investment in capability development for hydrogen. The machine will be used to create pressure vessels for a number of applications, supporting industry in developing business cases and products to enter this growing market.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, DidcotRead more about SPACEtalks
SPACEtalksSPACEtalks is dynamic conference dedicated to driving commercial advancements in the space sector.
Paris, FranceRead more about JEC World 2024
JEC World 2024The National Composites Centre 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.
British Motor Museum, GaydonRead more about Engineering Solutions Live
Engineering Solutions LiveMarc Funnell, Head of Digital Engineering at the National Composites Centre will be presenting on the topic of 'Towards Certification by Analysis – the potential role of Digital Twinning in regulatory frameworks'. Engineering Materials Live is a UK focused, specialist advanced materials event for design and production engineers.
Read more about Introduction to Design for Composites
Introduction to Design for CompositesThis 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 Materials
Introduction to Composite MaterialsIn this foundation level course we'll introduce you to the terminology, the materials, their properties & the production processes used in the composites industry.
Read more about Composite Joining Principles
Composite Joining PrinciplesUse of the correct joints is vital to creating highly functional composite structures. We highly recommend this course for composite designers who want to improve their approach to bonding and joining composite materials ensuring better results.
This course has been revamped to provide a more interactive learning experience, inviting you to elevate your skills and embark on a journey towards enhanced composites materials proficiency.