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    Read more about Demonstrating the future of composite space tank technology

    Demonstrating the future of composite space tank technology

    06 Sep 2021
    The National Composites Centre (NCC) with industry guidance from Thales Alenia Space has manufactured an all-composites linerless (Type-V) tank demonstrator that is representative of those used for launch vehicle and satellite propellant tanks, delivering an estimated weight saving of 30% compared to conventional metallic propellant tanks in current use.
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    NCC develops composite structural systems for fuel cell retrofits in buses

    13 Jul 2021
    The National Composites Centre (NCC), in collaboration with Arcola Energy and advanced composites manufacturer, Permali, have developed a low-cost composite storage structure for hydrogen fuel cylinders that can be retrofitted to existing commercial buses, enabling the switch to a clean energy source and reducing the emissions of large vehicles in the UK.
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    Read more about DigiProp: Developing the next generation of composite propeller blades for turboprop aircraft

    DigiProp: Developing the next generation of composite propeller blades for turboprop aircraft

    07 Jul 2021
    The National Composites Centre has designed and manufactured a full-scale prototype of a propeller blade and its manufacturing system for turboprop aircraft using a novel process that’s never before been attempted in this application. It has shown real potential to have a high-volume cost saving.

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