Technology Centres

National Composites Centre (NCC)

Opened in November 2011 and situated on one of the UK’s biggest science parks the NCC aims to be an independent, open-access national centre that delivers world-class innovation in the design and rapid manufacture of composites and facilitates their widespread industrial exploitation, read more

Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

The MTC is a £40.55million investment by Advantage West Midlands and the East Midlands Development Agency to create a world class manufacturing research centre. Read more

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Established in 2001, the AMRC has continued to grow and now forms the core of the University of Sheffield AMRC group, along with the Nuclear AMRC, read more

Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE)

Opened in January 2012, NIACE is a technology hub for the research and development of advanced engineering and advanced materials technologies across a range of industrial sectors. Read more

National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF)

The NCCEF provides composite testing facilities for certification and validation.



TWI – NDT Validation Centre

The TWI – NDT Validation Centre is an independent organisation that assesses the accuracy and consistency of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods used in the manufacturing and construction industries.



Northwest Composite Centre

The Northwest Composites Centre (NWCC) acts as a regional centre of expertise in supporting, evaluating and introducing innovation in manufacture, design and testing of advanced composites