Future Composites Manufacturing Hub

The Future Composites Manufacturing Hub will enable a step-change in manufacturing with advanced polymer composite materials. The Hub will drive the development of automated manufacturing technologies that deliver components and structures for demanding applications, particularly in the aerospace, transportation, construction and energy sectors.

The Hub aims to accelerate the potential of advanced polymer composite materials, addressing automation and high rate processing; state-of-the-art simulation techniques; multifunctional materials and structures; advanced inspection technologies; recycling and re-use.

Key Academic and Industrial Partners


  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Bristol
  • The University of Manchester
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Southampton
  • Cranfield University
  • Brunel University, London
  • University of Cambridge
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • Ulster University
  • Sheffield University
  • Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University


  • University of Warwick
  • National Composites Centre
  • Coriolis Composites UK
  • Gordon Murray Design
  • Pentaxia
  • Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
  • Network Rail Ltd
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Airbus Group Limited
  • Composite Integration Ltd
  • Sigmatex UK Ltd
  • M Wright & Sons Ltd
  • GE Aviation
  • ESI Group
  • Hexcel Composites Ltd
  • Scott Bader Co Ltd
  • Aston Martin Lagonda (Gaydon)
  • Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd
  • Rolls-Royce
  • BAE Systems
  • Bentley Motors Ltd
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre