National Composites Centre

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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

  • National Composites Centre to play a role in UK/Australian collaboration to accelerate advanced materials integration

    Funding announced for innovative proposals covering integration of composites, adhesives for structural joining, joining high temperature structures and improving armour systems.
  • New partnership to develop revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel takes off

    The NCC will be delivering a project in partnership with Carbon ThreeSixty, the advanced composite structure specialist, to develop a revolutionary all composite helicopter wheel. The NATEP project, co-funded by Innovate UK, will be collaborating with Leonardo, and ultimately aims to improve performance, safety & full ownership cost.
  • Arcola Energy and NCC launch UK Hydrogen Supply Chain Capability and Opportunity Survey

    The survey is part of a roadmap to support the development of a UK supply chain for hydrogen fuel cell systems.
  • Heraeus Noblelight Ltd. upgrades to Tier Two membership

    Heraeus Noblelight Ltd., based in Cambridge (UK), the centre of excellence for flash lamp technology, has upgraded to Tier 2 membership with the NCC.
  • STEM competition launched to inspire the next generation of budding engineers, scientists and environmentalists

    The NCC has launched an exciting virtual poster competition open to all Year 8 students (aged 12-13) across the UK to inspire the next generation of budding engineers, scientists, environmentalists and sustainability policy experts.


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    Read more about Blades Global 2021

    Blades Global 2021

    10 - 11 Mar 2021
    Our Advanced Research Engineer Jonathan Fuller will be speaking about the strategies and new materials that will facilitate the supply chain for recycling blades and lead to a sustainable future for blade design and manufacture.
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    Read more about Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

    Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

    16 - 18 Mar 2021
    The NCC's Tim Young is speaking this free to attend virtual conference, exhibition and showcase that will bring together companies and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and selected international activities that will lead to plastics being less likely to reach landfill, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.


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