Member News

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 15:47

NCC Members Altair Engineering Ltd have announced the award of a £1.998M Grant. This Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) investment will enable Altair to collaborate with Ncc members Rolls-Royce plc to support the design of the company’s next generation engine architecture, UltraFan®. UltraFan forms part of Rolls-Royce’s future vision for aircraft engines with a focus on weight reduction and fuel efficiency, together with reduced noise.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 15:20

Thermoplastic Composites 2017 is a joint annual event organised by Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation. The UK Composites Strategy predicts an opportunity for growth in the composites sector from £2.3bn to £12bn per annum by 2030 but the UK has to gear-up in order to exploit this potential. One of the immediate areas for development is in affordable composites for a variety of applications and thermoplastic composites will play a significant part.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 14:27

The Industrial Nanocomposites conference will focus on the current and emerging applications of polymer nanocomposites; defining challenges and drivers in relation to the use of nanocomposites, and will consider the way forward, discussing commercialisation routes and future opportunities.

The conference is aimed at those with an interest in the current and near-term future use of nanocomposites in industrial applications with topics including:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 13:36

NCC members Hexcel, have announced that they will be launching a new Government-backed £7.4 million research and development project, MAXIM, and expanding their manufacturing facility in Leicester.

The four-year Multi AXial Infused Materials (MAXIM) project, backed by the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and match-funded by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be responsible for developing progressive, cost-effective materials and manufacturing solutions for large aerospace and automotive composite structures.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 16:57

NCC Tier 2 Member, 3M, are hosting a seminar at the NCC on Tuesday 25th July 2017, giving you the opportunity to come and discuss your PPE questions with Alan McArthur, 3M Technical Supervisor in the 3M Personal Safety Division. With over 18 years of experience, Alan McArthur is more than qualified to help assist with your PPE needs.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:39

JEC World (Paris) is Europe’s largest exhibition dedicated to the composites industry. In March 2018 the NCC intend to host the UK Pavilion in partnership with Catapult and the Department for International Trade. There are opportunities for our UK members to join us on the stand and promote their services from one of the areas branded pods (see the photo below).   

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:57

AC Marine & Composites has announced that it will be supplying composite struts, in partnership with Off Limit Engineering, to Minesto.

The Deep Green project will be deployed at Holyhead Deep, off the coast of Wales.

Christian Norinder, Development Engineer at Minesto:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 16:35

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of composite materials for high performance aerospace and industrial applications, and Airborne announce the signing of a long-term supply agreement for advanced thermoset composite materials.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:45

Altair and Artemis Racing together have applied design and simulation technology to help place Artemis Racing in a position to take it all in the 35th America’s Cup. The design of the daggerboards – foils that lift the boat out of the water to break the drag barrier – will be a critical differentiator between the competing teams as they have a significant impact on a boat’s performance. The Altair and Artemis Racing technical teams have placed a great deal of emphasis on perfecting these composite material structures.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 08:34

The PulPress method allows manufacturers to produce complex molded parts in high volumes

Savings of up to 60 percent over previous lightweight construction methods

Initial components are now on their way to mass production

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 08:59
BAC reveals all-new carbon composite wheels, to be shown for the first time at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed The BAC team, led by BAC’s co-founder and Design Director Ian Briggs, designed the carbon-composite wheels in collaboration with British performance wheel manufacturer, Dymag As well as revolutionising the look of the BAC Mono, the new wheels bring weight and performance improvements
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 12:44

Hexcel is to have its innovative CFRP technology introduced in the BMW 7 Series where it is used to save weight and reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar.

Hexcel supplies BMW with preforms made of unidirectional carbon prepreg set in various orientations and combined with adhesive. The prepreg is made from Hexcel's HexPly M77 resin system that cures in 1.5 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 15:24

AIC Group announced today (17th August) that it is refurbishing a 3m x 10m autoclave for a global North American aerospace company. AIC will refit the autoclave with various features, including its Autoclave Management and Control System (AMCS).

The aerospace company bought the autoclave for its South American jet building facility, which employs 1500 people. The autoclave needs to be up and running by late September, which ruled out buying a new autoclave. AIC will deliver it in the first week of August.

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 08:52

ESI UK Ltd., a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping, will bring together leading UK industry and academic experts at a free one day event, “Shaping the future of Near-Net and Light Weighting”, which will be held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on Tuesday 8th September 2015.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 13:40

Debbie Playle, managing director of Heraeus Noblelight, world leaders in Xenon Flash Technology has joined a group of 31 UK businesses to accompany the Prime Minister David Cameron on his trade mission to South East Asia.

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