Carbon ThreeSixty joins the National Composite Centre

Chippenham, UK;  25th March 2021.  Carbon ThreeSixty, the structural composites specialist, is delighted to announce its recent membership of the National Composites Centre, as part of the recently launched SME Affiliate Scheme.

The NCC and Carbon ThreeSixty have worked together on a number of innovative projects – most recently the ongoing development of revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheels – and the membership provides Carbon ThreeSixty with affordable enhanced benefits, including access to the NCC’s ‘beyond’ state-of the-art technology, specialist training and networking opportunities. 

Ed Allnutt, Managing Director at Carbon ThreeSixty, commented: “Having partnered with the NCC on numerous projects, Carbon ThreeSixty sees the affiliate membership as a natural continuation of our collaborative working relationship. Affiliation provides CTS with affordable access to the NCC’s capabilities, expertise, training and networks. It serves as further evidence of Carbon ThreeSixty’s commitment to R&D, innovation, growth and investment.”  

The SME Affiliate Scheme – launched in October 2020 – allows small and medium-sized enterprises to gain easy access to knowledge, training and networking events that will help them take full advantage of composites in their business.

Leah Rider, Head of SME Delivery at the NCC, added: “We’re really pleased to welcome Carbon ThreeSixty on board as SME Affiliate members. We’ve enjoyed a productive and innovative working relationship with them to date, and we’re excited to build on that and help solve more of the complex engineering challenges our customers are facing.”

The NCC is the UK’s world-leading composite research and development facility, and part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 

Company contacts:

Carbon ThreeSixty
Ed Allnutt | Managing Director
+44 1225 810005

National Composites Centre
Leah Rider | Head of SME & Off-the-Shelf Delivery
+44 1173 707600


Notes to Editors:

About Carbon ThreeSixty (

Carbon ThreeSixty provide lightweighting solutions through the use of advanced composite materials and manufacturing processes. They specialise in resin transfer moulding (RTM) processes and novel preforming techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) to produce highly optimised and cost-effective structures.  Carbon ThreeSixty are a member of CompositesUK, the Trade Body for the UK composites industry.

The National Composites Centre is a world-class research centre, where companies of any size and across industry sectors, can access cutting-edge technology and specialist engineers, to drive innovation in the design and manufacture of composites.


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