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Automotive

With expertise in design and simulation for high volume manufacturing and teams focused on automation and cycle-time reduction, the NCC delivers a world-class composites test-ground for the automotive sector. From rapid turnaround technical challenges to multi-partner R&D collaborations, the NCC team is here to de-risk and drive forward innovation, providing open access to the latest digital manufacturing technology for composites.  Together we can rapidly take ideas from demonstrator to industrial scale applications.

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Design, Simulation and Validation

Access world-leading expertise

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Design, Simulation and Validation

Design and simulation expertise for high volume manufacturing processes for complex structures and support for customers to accelerate through to industrial demonstration.

High Volume Manufacturing

Automation and cycle-time reduction

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High Volume Manufacturing

Specialist teams focused on automation and cycle-time reduction with access to technology to develop and demonstrate high rate manufacturing on an industrial scale. 

Accelerated Product Development

Design, test and scale in one place

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Accelerated Product Development

Innovation in the design, rapid manufacture and industrial exploitation of composites to deliver low weight, corrosion resistant, high strength composite solutions.

Sustainability

Expertise in Life Cycle Analysis

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Sustainability

Application of sustainably sourced materials and Life Cycle Analysis focused on the specific needs of automotive customers.

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

Build collaborative partnerships with the NCC, connect with our membership and extensive network across industry and academia to build consortia, submit bids and deliver innovation programmes at our world-class technology centre.

News and Events

  • Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
    Read more about International Composites Summit 2024

    International Composites Summit 2024

    04 - 05 Sep 2024
    Matt Scott, Chief Engineer for Capability and Vicky Summers, Principal Research Engineer for Sustainability will be presenting at the International Composites Summit (ICS). The event is considered the single place to do the most cost effective and sustainable composites business in the UK, bringing together industry leaders, researchers, and innovators from across the composites sector.
  • Staffordshire
    Read more about UK Ceramic Matrix Composites Working Group

    UK Ceramic Matrix Composites Working Group

    09 Jul 2024
    The UK Ceramic Matrix Composites Working Group will be taking place 9th July, hosted by our strategic partner Lucideon, in Stone, Staffordshire. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Nantes, France
    Read more about 21st European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM21)

    21st European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM21)

    02 - 05 Jul 2024
    NCC experts presenting include Monali Dahale, discussing the “Influence of textile architecture on the drape, impact, and damage tolerance performance of 3D woven glass fibre composites"; as well as Susie Morton and Hannah Swinbourne sharing more on “High-rate, Circular Composites for Automotive Applications.”

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