NCC News




Monday, December 1, 2014 - 16:52

The Composites Leadership Forum recently published an Initial Brief on the forthcoming refresh of the National Composites Strategy - “Lightening the load'.

This was presented at the Opening Event of the National Composites Centre extension. Click here to download a copy.

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:34

Innovate UK has recently announced a fund allowing opportunity for UK businesses to work together on novel equipment, processes and systems for flexible manufacturing.

If you’re a business looking for funding in the area of flexible manufacturing, Innovate UK is investing up to £7 million in a collaborative research and development competition. This is co-funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:13

Earlier this year, the Technology Strategy Board ran a competition titled 'Technology Inspired Innovation'. Since May 2014, the Technology Strategy Board has transformed into Innovate UK and a new 'Technology Inspired Innovation' competition is now live!

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:51

NCC Tier 2 Member, MSC Software, has just launched their brand new Direct Modeling and Meshing solution, MSC Apex, and you are invited to come to the National Composites Centre on Wednesday 26th November to attend a half-day workshop to find out more.

The session, running from 10am to 12:30pm, will help you discover:

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 07:46

An innovative racing yacht, lightweight road cars and the largest openly accessible high rate manufacturing press for composites in Europe were on show to highlight the National Composites Centre (NCC) capabilities. The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) formally opened the new NCC facilities at the Building the Future for Composites event in Bristol.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:26

The NCC is delighted to have featured in the Bristol Post article about Chris Shelley's southwest-based company today:

"Bristol has a great cluster of knowledge with the National Composites Centre (NCC) here," said Chris Shelley.

"If we can find a way to do this here we'll be rubbing shoulders with big players in the composite industry and that's one of the big attractions of this centre.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:15

On the 27th and 28th of October, Mattia Di Francesco, Gary Poynton, Alex Wallace and Tim Young attended the 2014 edition of the International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) in Bremen, Germany. The event followed the successful ITHEC 2012 and was attended by over 300 delegates, a 10% increase with respect to the previous event. With more than 50% of the delegates travelling from outside of Germany, the ITHEC 2014 was truly an international event.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:53

Nigel Keen from the NCC Business Development team attended a scoping event held at the TWI NDT centre at Port Talbot and facilitated by KTN Ltd on behalf of the Innovate UK Advanced Materials team on Thursday of last week.

This consultation event aimed to identify new materials technologies that might provide solutions for service in extreme environments and to identify what those environmental challenges. The challenges are many, and clear opportunities emerged, with potential for cross-sectoral take-up.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:52

We are proud to announce that the NCC will be holding the ‘Building the Future for Composites’ Grand Opening Event on Thursday 30th October 2014. We believe that, thanks to the uptake and interest form the composites community, and especially to our Member companies, the NCC is a great success story for joint working between industry, academia, and government.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:45

On Tuesday 21st October 2014, the NCC hosted the latest quarterly meeting of the HVM Catapult Simulation Forum. This forum brings representatives from the seven HVM Catapult centres together to strengthen the use of numerical simulation in better understanding and improving quality and efficiency in high value manufacturing processes.


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