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.


Expertise in Life Cycle Analysis

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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

  • London
    Read more about Materials Research Exchange 2022

    Materials Research Exchange 2022

    04 - 05 Oct 2022
    Daniel Galpin, Advanced Research Engineer at the National Composites Centre will be presenting, “Composite materials for the hydrogen economy – opportunities and challenges” at Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2022, 4th – 5th October 2022 at the Business Design Centre, London.
  • Online, 10.30 - 12.30
    Read more about Making the Net-Zero Journey – Practical Advice

    Making the Net-Zero Journey – Practical Advice

    04 Oct 2022
    Kyle Pender, Advanced Research Engineer at the National Composites Centre will be presenting, "The NCC Roadmap to Net-Zero: Walking the Talk on Reducing Emissions" at the Composites UK webinar: "Making the Net-Zero Journey – Practical Advice", taking place 4th October 2022, 10.30 - 12.30 online.
  • ILEC Conference Centre, London
    Read more about International Composites Summit 2022

    International Composites Summit 2022

    21 - 22 Sep 2022
    Come and see us at the International Composites Summit - Stand C2. Dr Tim Young, Head of Sustainability, Dr Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, and Jack Alcock, Technology Programme Manager, will also be presenting throughout the Summit.

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