The universities plan to test the potential of manufacturing composite materials.
The universities plan to test the potential of manufacturing composite materials.

The University of Bristol’s Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) has is to work with the University of Nottingham to create the Future Composites Manufacturing Hub, testing the potential of manufacturing composite materials within the UK by improving performance and expanding industry into new markets.

Developing the underlying processing science and technology over a seven-year period, plans are for the Hub to establish the growth potential of the composites sector by doubling its production capability every two years.

‘The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub allows us to build on the extremely successful Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Composites’ five-year program, which is just coming to an end,’ said Professor Kevin Potter, University of Bristol lead academic.

The Future Composites Manufacturing Hub was awarded an EPSRC grant of £10,000,000.

This story is reprinted from material from ACCIS, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.