NCC News




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.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 16:31

The NCC are excited to announce that we will be co –hosting an inspiring training workshop in partnership with Alan Harper Composites. The workshop will be a full day of technical awareness and training on the manufacture, use and costing of reusable vacuum membranes. This innovation in reusable technology could help reduce waste and drive down the costs of composite moulding.

A day to discover

How reusable membranes are safely manufactured

How they are usedand reused

Where they are used for both prepreg and liquid moulding

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:41

An invention that helps trains the composites engineers of tomorrow by The National Composites Centre and University of Bristol has been shortlisted for a prestigious US award.

The flagship CAMX Award recognises innovations that have the potential to significantly impact composites and advanced materials in the marketplace. The CAMX Award will be awarded during the World’s largest composites expo (15th – 18th October) to two game changing entries that reflect the depth and breadth of the CAMX themes: Combined Strength and Unsurpassed Innovation.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 16:52

The National Composite Centre (NCC) ‘Technology Pull-Through Programme’ aims to collaborate with UK Universities to identify technologies at TRL3 with potential for industrial application. UK Universities that submit an application could be awarded funding from NCC & HVM Catapult to support projects developed at NCC in April 2019. This project has been launched in collaboration with the EPSRC Future Composite Manufacturing Research Hub (FCMRH).


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