Aerospace, Defence & Space

We have a proven track record of delivering transformational solutions to the Aerospace, Defence and Space sector's most complex challenges. We harness a wealth of experience, specialist knowledge and a network of world-leading industrial partners, to enable our customers to exploit composites to their full potential. With access to cutting-edge design methods and manufacturing technology, the NCC Aerospace, Defence and Space team can help you transition bright ideas into industrial reality.

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Design, Simulation & Validation

Access world-leading expertise

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Design, Simulation & Validation

World-leading expertise in the design, simulation and validation of Aerospace structures, accelerating the adoption of composites into commercial applications.

Process Innovation

Solve complex engineering challenges

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Process Innovation

Developing and applying novel materials, design methods and manufacturing processes to solve the most complex engineering challenges in Aerospace today.

Digital Transformation

Access cutting-edge technology

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Digital Transformation

Access to state-of-the-art technology and expertise to deliver Industry 4.0 for composites.  Data lead, repeatable and measurable.

Collaborative R&D

De-risk and accelerate innovation

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Collaborative R&D

Access our world-class technology centre and over 350 specialist composites engineers to build collaborative R&D partnerships with the NCC to de-risk and accelerate innovation in composites.


Grow your network

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Connect with our membership and extensive network across industry and academia to build consortia, submit bids and deliver innovation programmes.



Advances in materials and life cycle analysis

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Expertise in life cycle analysis and delivering innovation in composites to help the Aerospace sector meet environmental targets.

Recent Activities

  • News
    Read more about Largest ever UK Government R&D investment will make UK composites world leader

    Largest ever UK Government R&D investment will make UK composites world leader

    10 Dec 2018
    National Composites Centre announces major new research and development (R&D) investment programme that will help define the future of composites. £36.7m is being invested in 10 new technologies, tailor-made to NCC specifications, in order to speed the development of new processes for all forms of composite manufacturing.
  • NEC, Birmingham
    Read more about Advanced Engineering Show 2019

    Advanced Engineering Show 2019

    30 - 31 Oct 2019
    Advanced Engineering is the UK's largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers & supply chain professionals.

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