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  • Sensor technology unlocking digital potential in composites manufacturing

    The NCC, in collaboration with Cranfield University and aerospace engineering specialists, Meggitt, has successfully developed and demonstrated a novel sensor technology for capturing data during liquid resin processes.
  • NCC Winter Newsletter

    Read the Winter Newsletter from the National Composites Centre, where we share the latest news, events and training, and case studies from our Composites, Digital Engineering and Sustainability teams at the NCC.
  • 5G-ENCODE showcases 5G standalone network and use cases at launch event

    5G-ENCODE, a pioneering project that aims to make the benefits of 5G a reality for UK manufacturers, announces that it has hosted the launch of its 5G network at the National Composites Centre (NCC).
  • Bridge of the future programme launch

    The High Value Manufacturing Catapult has today launched the ‘Bridge of the future' programme to address some of the key challenges in the way that we design, build and maintain UK road bridges in a more sustainable way.
  • iCAST project launches at Swindon Carriage Works

    The £17M Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) was officially launched at its new base in the Carriage Works in Swindon on 19th November.


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    Immersive Design Collaboration

    16 Mar 2022
    The NCC and AREA will be holding an inaugural Immersive Design Collaboration event, taking place at the NCC. This is an opportunity to experience the latest technology from leading AR and VR providers, where delegates will learn how to incorporate different CAD model formats into an immersive design session and how to review, change, and sign off a design task using the latest AR and VR tools.
  • NCC, Bristol
    Read more about Technology Day 1: Composites Survivability

    Technology Day 1: Composites Survivability

    22 Mar 2022
    The National Composites Centre is facilitating a series of Technology Days as part of the Composites Technology Forum for UK Defence. The first event will focus on composites survivability.
  • Bristol
    Read more about Composites UK Sector Showcase: Fibre reinforced polymer composites in defence applications

    Composites UK Sector Showcase: Fibre reinforced polymer composites in defence applications

    23 Mar 2022
    This event will give an overview of the defence sector and market, look at technology and innovation, and present opportunities and challenges to supplying the defence sector. Our Chief Engineer for Defence and Space, Sean Cooper, is presenting on the future of composites technology for UK defence, discussing the current and expected trends.


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