Ceramic Matrix Composites


With the market for Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) expected to grow to over $400m by 2024, the NCC continues to invest in the development of CMC capabilities to meet an ever-increasing customer demand associated with light-weighting in high temperature environments.

We have invested in a bespoke CMC development facility which will include material storage and processing equipment specifically for CMC applications, and will enhance the NCC's extensive equipment portfolio for CMCs including material processing, testing and inspection of parts.

Find out more about Materials Development capabilities at the NCC


  • Light weight for fuel burn reduction
  • Higher temperature capability to increase the engine efficiency
  • Environmental resistance including corrosion and erosion
  • Mechanical integrity over a wide temperature range (up to 1300 - 1400℃)
  • Non-brittle behaviour in comparison to other material options

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COVID-19 update - Easter shutdown and new working pattern

The NCC is taking a break for the Easter holidays and will be completely shutdown from Good Friday (10th April), returning on Monday 20th April.

From 20th April, all NCC staff will work a 4-day week, from Mondays to Thursdays. We will be completely shut on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We will also re-open our workshop to support customer work and the national ventilator and recovery efforts, following a message from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the UK manufacturing sector. We will have a phased return to the workshop for some of our manufacturing team, observing special measures for social distancing. 

The majority of our staff will continue to work from home. You can get in touch with us through your usual contacts via email and phone, or please email info@nccuk.com

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We will continue to update our website and social media channels to keep you informed.