Advanced Engineering 2019

National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF)

Manchester, UK

The National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF) is an independent ISO 17025 accredited test laboratory (test centre No 4566). Operating across the spectrum of Technology Readiness Levels, from applied research to routine production testing, the NCCEF facilitates a two way flow of knowledge between industry and academia, streamlining the process by which companies innovate with and deliver new composite products.

NCCEF provides: transition from metals to composites, data for qualifying parts/processes/repair strategies, analytical data to develop new products, consultancy, technology transfer, research and development.
Leading capabilities include: carbon fibre weaving and braiding for complex 3D structures, low cost out-of-autoclave processing, extensive non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and mechanical testing suites. As well as providing data, expertise and advice, NCCEF's applied research reduces the testing time to bring new products to market.
We serve both large companies who may have extensive internal resources and also smaller companies who need access to independent and knowledgeable external resources to support the research and development needed to expand their product portfolio; improve their products and enter new markets.


Paper Science building
79 Sackville Street
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL


Telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 8160