For a list of all the equipment available at the NCC, please see our equipment page.

The facilities comprise the following:

  • Workshop space
  • Dedicated composite research areas
  • Open-plan offices, meeting rooms and teaching facilities

Equipped for:

  • Optimised-design
  • Analysis
  • Rapid and high-rate manufacture
  • Lay-up, moulding, curing, machining, NDT
  • Material developments
  • Preform technologies
  • Processing Technologies
  • Validation
  • Post processing, environmental and in-service issues


  • Open innovation environment enabling Knowledge and Technology Transfer across industry sectors
  • Cost effective access to centre facilities for collaborative or private work
  • Co-location of member specific equipment for trials & demonstration
  • Collaborative research (supply chain and cross sectorial partnerships)
  • With geared funding via collaborative programmes
  • Influence on Government policy and funding agenda
  • Strong links with universities for TRL 1-3 research
  • Strong links to composites user primes
  • Exposure to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Technical support, consultancy and advice
  • Access to workshop equipment, hot desks, meeting rooms and conference facilities
  • Open or restricted access work space.
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