National Composites Centre Announce Innovation Partnership with Reaction Engines Ltd.
National Composites Centre (NCC) recently announced the joining of Reaction Engines Ltd to the NCC’s membership network. Reaction Engines, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire are developing the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system, the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, known as SABREä.
With explicit focus on accelerating the company’s research in ceramic matrix composites (CMC’s), the partnership has collectively acknowledged the critical role of CMCs in developing lighter, more durable and high-thermal resistant components for the rapidly growing commercial space market.
Announcing the partnership, Richard Oldfield, CEO, National Composites Centre said: “The NCC’s partnership with Reaction Engines reflects our ambition to enable every hi-tech industry to access state-of-the-art composite manufacturing technology and technical specialists to accelerate their use of composites. We are looking forward to working with a team that share the NCC’s commitment and drive to turn research innovation into commercially viable components.”
Richard Varvill, Chief Technology Officer, Reaction Engines commented: “Reaction Engines has recently joined the National Composites Centre to accelerate its ceramic matrix composites research. This allows us to leverage NCC expertise and assist in the development of a UK supply chain leading to a supply of prototype components to meet the demands of the SABREä development programme.”
Source: NCC, Reaction Engines Ltd.