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The National Composites Centre: Passion, Partnership and Performance


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Dan Kells explains the value fibre composites can bring to engineering structures, and how through its cutting edge equipment and specialist skills training, the NCC is helping enterprises realise this potential across all industry sectors.

Date and Time

13 December 2017 - 19:00-21:00


Bristol, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Joint Event.

About this event

The National Composites Centre is now over 6 years old.  Located near Bristol it hosts over 200 engineers, an unrivalled suite of state of the art equipment and a dedicated training centre which is widely used by UK industry and academia.  It is a key delivery partner in realising the UK Composites Strategy 2016 and an integral part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

This presentation will introduce fibre composites and the benefits they offer to engineering structures across all industrial sectors.  It will describe the history and operation of the NCC and its role in the composite landscape.  It will show how NCC is working with academic partners to develop emerging technology and to address the skills shortage.  Finally, using case studies it will demonstrate how the NCC is meeting the challenges of its customers and partners to manufacture advanced lightweight and affordable engineering structures.


19:00 - Networking and free refreshments
19:30 - Lecture

Additional information

This is a joint event, brought to you by WEMMA and the IET.

About the speaker

Dan Kells has 40 years of experience of research into structural materials; mainly in the defence, aerospace and automotive industries.  He has been at the NCC since its opening, developing the engineering team and collaborative relationships with its partners and the HVM Catapult.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Chairman of the British Composites Society.


Room 2Q49
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY

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