NCC News




Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:03

On Tuesday 7th June 2016, Andrew Patterson, Engineering Capability Lead for Concept Design at the NCC, attended the Industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing event at CFMS.

This event brought together materials and equipment suppliers, along with end users and software developers to discuss the use of additive manufacturing in industry. Delegates were provided with a tour of HiETA's facilties and recieved presentations from the following companies: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 08:45

The NCC was pleased to attend the 15th Birthday celebrations of Eunomia at @Bristol last month.

The event opened with a welcome and introduction by Eunomia Director, Joe Papineschi, which was followed by presentations on current issues and research in the waste sector. Of particular relevance to the NCC were the issues surrounding marine plastics.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00

The NCC is delighted to announce that Altair Engineering Ltd has renewed its Associate membership with the NCC for another three years. Altair first joined the NCC in December 2012 and has since reaped the benefits of being involved with the innovative
R&D centre based in Bristol. Altair Engineering Ltd offers technology and services for business and engineering innovation, focusing on the development and application of simulation technology to improve business performance.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 16:31

Proposals to bring new investment and jobs to the West of England were shared with Business Secretary Sajid Javid on a visit to the Bristol & Bath Science Park (3 December 2015).

Mr Javid met with members of the Science Park’s steering committee which includes a representative from the National Composites Centre to discuss emerging proposals to develop a world-class automotive research centre on the site. Also present to listen was the constituency MP, Chris Skidmore (Kingswood), and nearby MPs Ben Howlett (Bath)  and Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 14:19

The NCC was delighted to attend the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner on the 4th November at the Hilton Metropole, where one of our own, Ashley Parkinson from the NCC, was nominated for the Trainee/Apprentice Award.  This was a fantastic event which ran in conjunction with the Advanced Engineering Show and offered further opportunities to network with over 200 industry professionals.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 08:56

The Coriolis Composites User Forum is organised annually by Coriolis Composites SAS – world leading manufacturer of Automated Fibre Placement machines (

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:28

Last week, the NCC exhibited as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at Offshore Europe 2015, one of the world’s largest technical exhibitions for the oil and gas sector. The event is held in Aberdeen every two years and attracts over 1,500 exhibitors and 63,000 professionals from 100+ countries.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:36

To mark the America's Cup World Series regatta in Gothenburg, Sweden, UK Trade  and Investment organised a bilateral composites conference involving around 150 delegates from the two countries.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:46

On 14th October 2015, the National Composites Centre will be hosting the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) for both Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation professionals, and academic research colleagues.

DAP is a partnership led by Dstl and includes major industrial partners BAE Systems, GE, MBDA, Selex, QinetiQ and Thales, together with representatives from EPSRC, Innovate UK and a university liaison advisor.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 09:32

The NCC is delighted announce that we will be speaking at the Shaping the Future of Near-Net and Light Weighting at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.

This is a free, one-day conference that highlights the developments in near-net shape processes in relation to the pursuit of light weighting optimisation.

Attendees to the conference can expect:

A broad spectrum of speakers presenting over the course of the day:


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