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NATEC was established by the Universities of Northern England to 'unlock' their knowledge and resources for the UK aerospace industry.

Accessing 200 academics and �300m equipment, NATEC develops new products, new technology and provides an educated workforce. We now have over 40 aerospace businesses at universities and colleges across Northern England.

  • New Products 
  • Manufacturing Technology 
  • Industrial Services
  • Training & Skills

For Industry

NATEC's team of world-renowned experts can provide rapid technical solutions to:

  • Stay ahead of the competition
  • Reduce development costs and risks

For Educational Institutions

  • Apply your knowledge and technologies to real business problems
  • Secure funding for your project: �50k - �500k grants available
  • Gain hands on work experience

Latest News & Events

New Quickstep Composite Manufacturing Plant

The University of Manchester has taken delivery of a new Quickstep Composite Manufacturing Plant.
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University of Manchester achieves ISO 17025 UKAS

The University of Manchester's School of Materials is the only accrediated x-ray residual stress testing laboratory in the world.
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NATEC Continues to Deliver

An overview of NATEC's achievements to date.
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Welcome to the Northwest Composites Centre

The North West Composite Centre will be based at the University of Manchester and aims to become a regional centre of excellence in composite materials.
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