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European first for CMC automated fibre placement

Engineers at the National Composites Centre (NCC) have completed a European first by manufacturing Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) using Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) technology, paving the way for the high-temperature capabilities of these materials to be unlocked within engines – making them more efficient and reducing CO₂ emissions.
4 days ago

New design techniques target net-zero

National Composites Centre (NCC) advanced research engineer, Camilla Osmiani takes a look at the future of digital engineering design and its application to a composite hydrogen pressure vessel.
3 weeks ago

NCC supports marine industry in bid to tackle recycling challenge

The National Composites Centre is supporting a new consortium that has been formed to address the growing challenge of decarbonisation and recycling of composite materials in the marine industry and beyond, with a long-term aim of creating the UK’s first glass fibre composites recycling and re-use facility of its kind.
3 months ago

NCC collaborates to optimise wing aerodynamics

Engineers at the National Composites Centre (NCC) are working with Airbus on its innovative ‘eXtra Performance Wing’ demonstrator programme designed to accelerate technologies in wing aerodynamics that improve performance and reduce environmental impact.
3 months ago

Reclaimed continuous carbon fibres successfully recycled

Engineers at the National Composites Centre (NCC), the UK’s centre of excellence for advanced composite applications, along with British SME partners B&M Longworth and Cygnet Texkimp, have successfully reclaimed continuous carbon fibres from a whole pressure vessel and re-used them to manufacture a new pressure vessel.
4 months ago

NCC helps develop thermoplastic carbon fibre electric bike frame

Working with Starling Cycles and Composite Braiding, the National Composites Centre (NCC) has proven that thermoplastic carbon fibre can be used to make an electric mountain bike frame, which means it can be repaired and recycled at end of life more easily.
8 months ago

Sensor technology set to unlock composites digital potential

The National Composites Centre (NCC), in collaboration with Cranfield University and aerospace engineering specialists, Meggitt, has successfully developed and demonstrated a novel sensor technology for capturing data during liquid resin processes.
8 months ago

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