High Volume Manufacturing

Overmoulding

A composite sheet is melted and formed, and then thermoplastic polymer is injected over the surface in this highly automated process, that can achieve rapid cycle production of less than 5 minutes with potential for under 60 second cycle times for some parts.  The process combines the structural benefit of long-fibre reinforced composite sheet with the speed and geometric complexity of injection moulding.

Applications

  • Stiffening ribs, bosses or inserts for automotive and rail exteriors
  • Aerospace and rail interiors, automotive structural members, battery and motor casings

Automated Preforming Cell

The NCC is home to automated Industry 4.0 enabled multifunctional preforming cells to create fast, repeatable, complex parts. The Automated Preforming Cell (APC) enables the fabrication of parts using diverse processes and is capable of developing complex geometries in a fully automated process to create highly repeatable parts up to 1m x 3m.

Applications

  • Aerospace (stringers and composite wing components)
  • Automotive (forming structural composite components)

 

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COVID-19 update

Following the Prime Minister’s Briefing on Monday 23 March where he gave clear guidance for the nation to stay at home, and in line with University of Bristol action to close down all of its buildings, the NCC has taken the decision to close both the NCC HQ and NCC Filton centres until further notice, effective from 24 March 2020. 

The vast majority of NCC staff have already been working from home, successfully holding digital meetings with our members, customers and other partners and will continue to do so. You can still get in touch with us through your usual contacts via email and phone, or please email info@nccuk.com. We are in touch with our customers to discuss arrangements for our current projects.

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