NCC News




Friday, August 16, 2019 - 15:56

The National Composites Centre obtained awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and ISO45001 certificaiton for Health and Safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:30

The National Composite Centre (NCC) is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of conferences, with the first “NCC Discover: Composite Overmoulding 2019” taking place in Bristol, UK, on Wednesday 6th November 2019.

World-leaders in composite innovation, design and manufacture, the NCC will be bringing together international businesses across all sectors, to present and discuss advancements in composites overmoulding technology.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 11:30

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has today opened the NCC Technology Pull-Through programme to all UK universities for projects starting in April 2020, in collaboration with the EPSRC Future Composite Manufacturing Research Hub (FCMRH).

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:34

SGL Carbon Enters into Partnership with the UK’s National Composites Centre


Development of composite materials, components and manufacturing technologies

Target markets are aerospace, transportation, and oil & gas

Strengthen SGL Carbon’s footprint in the UK


Monday, April 29, 2019 - 19:00

BAE Systems is to join the National Composites Centre (NCC) Steering Board as the company confirms its long-term commitment to the NCC as a Tier 1 Member.


Andy Schofield, Manufacturing and Materials Technology Director, BAE Systems Air will be joining the Steering Board, established to support the NCC Leadership Team to deliver their business strategy and drive growth in the UK composites sector.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 21:12

The world’s first large variable-buoyancy-powered autonomous uninhabited air vehicle (UAV) is successfully test flown

Bristol UK, March 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 09:29

The NCC will be working with Reaction Engines Ltd, pioneers in hypersonic propulsion technology for reusable launch vehicles, to accelerate their ceramic matrix composites research


17 April 2019:  The National Composites Centre (NCC) is delighted to announce that Reaction Engines Ltd have joined the NCC’s membership network. Reaction Engines, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire are developing the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system, the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, known as SABREä. 


Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:57


The NCC is delighted to announce that it was placed 80th in The Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations list. This list spotlights the 100 companies in its ‘Not for Profit’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:48

The 2018 Gender Pay Gap report shows that The NCC has made progress over the last year, and have a number of great things to celebrate including three new female directors; a number of women promoted into technical management positions; five women recruited into technical early careers roles; and participation in a range of STEM events to encourage both girls and boys to consider a career in engineering. The NCC was also placed as one of the Times Top 100 not for profit organisations to work for in the UK.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:45

NCC Connect makes it easier for customers to access the business support they need in one place


12 March 2019:  Today at JEC World, the National Composites Centre (NCC), a world-leading centre for composites innovation, is launching NCC Connect, a unique business support service that will help open up the world of composites to even more companies.



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