Fives Receives Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award
Fives received the Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) recent annual Composites Manufacturing event. The Composites Manufacturing Tech Group, part of SME’s Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community, was created to recognize valuable contributions within the composites manufacturing industry, and to acknowledge the valuable roles that both large and small manufacturers play within the industry.
Fives won in the large company category for its lines of composites machine tool technology, including the Cincinnati VIPER fiber placement system, the Cincinnati CHARGER taper layer system and the Cincinnati GEMINI ATL/AFB system. These systems reportedly use advanced composites technology to produce complex parts or near-net shape, and are specifically designed to produce fast lay-up rates while maintaining superior reliability. The awards ceremony wrapped up the three-day AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing 2016 conference and exhibit. There to accept the award was Robert Harper, technical sales director. Previous winners include Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Callaway Golf.
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