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.
2 weeks 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.
4 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.
4 months ago

NCC and Nexam find solution for composites use in extreme temperatures

In collaboration with Nexam Chemical, The National Composites Centre (NCC) says it has successfully manufactured a composite using a high temperature resin, providing a solution to the challenge of using advanced materials in components that need to withstand extreme temperatures.
6 months ago

Composites to enable next-gen wind turbines with Joule Challenge project

A flagship £5 million, 20-month programme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) will set out a detailed roadmap for incorporating radically new composite-based components in the next-generation of offshore wind turbines.
6 months ago

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