NCC Training Team successfully holds first two Demand and Development Seminars

The NCC training team has been working with subject experts to arrange a series of free Demand and Development Seminars. The seminars form part of an exercise to determine training and development requirements within the key manufacturing processes in the composites industry. 

The NCC was delighted to host the first seminar in the series on Wednesday 15th June 2016. This opening seminar focused on Jointing and Bonding with Tier 2 Member, 3M, supporting the session, providing content as experts and a leading provider in adhesives and sealants.

This was followed by the second in this series which focused on training and developments needs in thermoplastic composite materials which took place on Thursday 7th July 2016. The ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) supported this seminar, providing delegates with an Introduction to Thermoplastic Composites. 

Above: (Left to Right) Jeff Kapp, Advanced Application Engineer for Composite Materials & Associated Technologies at 3M, Brian Thornton, Training Specialist at the NCC and Sebastiaan Wijskamp, Senior Research Associate at TPRC.

Both seminars were a great success, with the NCC welcoming individuals from across academia and industry. These seminars generated detailed feedback and are a vital way of capturing industry training requirements. The NCC can now use this knowledge to shape efficient courses that will develop and advance the use of composite materials. 

The NCC Training team would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jeff Kapp, Advanced Application Engineer for Composite Materials & Associated Technologies  at 3M and Sebastiaan Wijskamp, Senior Research Associate at TPRC for their support as leading experts at these Demand and Development Seminars. They contributed fantastic technical presentations and support with Q&A sessions for the attendees, making the day a great success!

Next Steps:
Discussions have already begun for delivery of the TPRC’s Introduction to Thermoplastics here at the NCC, with valued support from Tim Young, Peter Giddings and the Materials and Processes and AFP teams.
We will keep you updated on future Demand and Development Seminars in the following subject areas: 

  • NDT for Composites 
  • Repair 
  • Resins 

For any further training enquires, or to find out more about the outcomes of the seminars, please contact

 +44 (0) 117 370 7600