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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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