World-leading advanced composites technologies

Maturing new technologies

We're shaping the future of composites technology, working with companies to transform composites manufacturing processes. Opening up new opportunities for industry to harness the potential of compsoites for lightweighting, strength, flexibility and durability.

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  • Read more about Braiding


    We have the only two-ring braider in the UK which can create components that are hollow and straight or complex cross sections with curved profiles.

  • Read more about Fibre Placement

    Fibre Placement

    The NCC is the best equipped research centre for automated fibre placement (AFP) and tensioned fibre placement (TFP) in the world.

  • Read more about High Volume Manufacturing

    High Volume Manufacturing

    Our Overmoulding technology is designed to achieve rapid cycle production times (sub 5 minutes) to acclerate composite HVM capabilities. Whilst our Automated Preforming Cell is capable of creating repeatable, complex parts quickly. 

  • Read more about Ultra High Rate Deposition

    Ultra High Rate Deposition

    The NCC’s Ultra High Rate Deposition cell contains two huge industrial robots that automate the production process for future large scale, high rate composite products such as wings and turbine blades.

  • Read more about Ceramic Matrix Composites

    Ceramic Matrix Composites

    Our bespoke ceramic matrix composite (CMC) development facility includes material storage and processing equipment specifically for CMC applications.

  • Read more about Resin Impregnation

    Resin Impregnation

    Resin infusion has the potential to lower manufacturing costs compared to the current prepreg and autoclave solutions. At the NCC we have both High Temperature Resin Transfer Moulding and Large Scale Resin Infusion technology capabilities.

  • composites engineering Read more about Verification


    We have built a Composite Integrity Verification Cell with twin agile inspection robots that enable faster geometric measurement and non-destructive testing (NDT) for larger components with improved accuracy and repeatability.

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Strengthening your innovation

Our team of specialist composites engineers have extensive industrial experience from across a range of sectors. We work as part of your team to boost your innovation capabilities for long-term programmes or rapid turnaround projects.

We can connect you with the right partners, business support and HVM Catapult expertise you need to solve your challenge.

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