NCC News




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.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 09:13


New Large Scale Resin Infusion capabilities at the NCC enable full-scale demonstration of wind, aerospace and infrastructure manufacturing


Bespoke Large Scale Resin Infuser capable of injecting structures up to 2 tonnes Teamed with a 20m oven for production of large-scale aerospace quality composite production without an autoclave


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:32


15 January 2019 

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Composites Centre (NCC) to build a joint digital capability and develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:30

15 January 2019.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is currently supporting Surface Generation (Rutland, UK) in the application of their PtFS technology with a thermoplastic composites injection overmoulding process. Surface Generation and the NCC together have successfully produced a number of carbon reinforced / PA6 automotive demonstrators which are due to be assessed by an automotive OEM. Each manufactured component weighs 1.2 kgs and comprises four continuous carbon fibre reinforced / PA6 composite inserts overmoulded with short carbon fibre PA6. 

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:36

£36.7m investment for National Composites Centre

Lead funders include ATI, Local Enterprise Partnership and High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Major boost to UK aerospace, automotive and construction sectors


Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:32

The National Composites Centre was featured in The Times on Monday 10th December in it our CEO, Rich Oldfield is quoted as saying "We are here to take academic research into real world applications and to solve manufacturing problemsd. How to take weight out of components, how to uprate production, how to be sustainable and improve production"

The full article 'project makes light of industrial problems' can be viewed on The Times website here



Friday, December 7, 2018 - 14:52

The National Composites Centre is delighted by the announcement by The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace, Hans Büthker of plans for GKN Aerospace to create a new Global Technology Centre in the UK. It is expected to open in 2020.

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 17:23

On 21st November, The National Composites Centre (NCC) officially launched its new building in Filton with a group of VIP guests including representatives from funders including Innovate UK/UKRI, BEIS, ATI and its local authority. They also welcomed members and customers. The building has been commissioned to meet the ever expanding capacity needs of the NCC as it works with partners across multiple sectors including aerospace, automotive, energy and construction.

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 21:41

The NCC will host a free introduction event at 8:15am on 20th November 2018 in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network and HVM Catapult.

The 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing breakfast event will introduce participants to the benefits, present case studies and signpost funding which may be available. This event is free of charge to SMEs but advanced registration is required. To register or discover more visit our event page here.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 17:10

On 6th November Engineer Magazine hosted its annual ‘Collaborate to Innovate 2018’ awards ceremony featuring nominee projects ranging from innovations in robot manufacturing technology through to autonomous vehicles. The NCC is proud to be one of five HVM Catapult partners who collaborated to develop a lightweight Sit ski which was nominated for the Manufacturing Technology award.


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