National Composites Centre

About NCC

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

  • Airborne UK becomes a member of the NCC

    Airborne UK joins the National Composites Centre to strengthen innovation partnership in automation and digital engineering
  • This is Engineering campaign

    This week has seen 'This is Engineering Day' (6 November) – a day dedicated to publicly celebrating the engineers shaping the world around us and challenge the narrow stereotype of the engineer. As a company that depends on engineering and the ingenuity of engineers, we are supporting the 'This is Engineering' campaign over the coming months to help change the image of engineering.
  • NCC launches SME Boost Programme

    Access 50% match funding up to £25k for UK SMEs to develop composite products.
  • Carbon ThreeSixty invests in TFP technology

    Carbon ThreeSixty invests in TFP technology after successful trial with the NCC.
  • NCC graduate research engineer wins 2019 composites industry award

    A graduate research engineer from the NCC, Nia Jones, has won the Trainee of the Year 2019 from the Composites UK annual industry awards.


  • Bristol
    Read more about Bristol Composites Institute / NCC Joint Conference 2019

    Bristol Composites Institute / NCC Joint Conference 2019

    20 - 21 Nov 2019
    The NCC and the Bristol Composites Institute are holding their 12th joint annual conference, bringing together academics and industry representatives to network and discuss composites research activities taking place at the University of Bristol.
  • Aberdeen
    Read more about Tech20: The Carbon Revolution

    Tech20: The Carbon Revolution

    22 Nov 2019
    Our Director of Energy, Gareth Williams, is delivering a Tech20 talk exploring how new materials and a balanced energy portfolio can deliver a new era for energy infrastructure to become a pillar for future sustainability in the sector.
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
    Read more about Long-Fibre Thermoplastics

    Long-Fibre Thermoplastics

    04 - 05 Dec 2019
    This bespoke, technical conference will bring together key players and industry experts from across the supply chain to explore new advances in long-fibre thermoplastics (LFT) materials, processing technologies and applications.


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