HEBRON, Ky. — March 2016 — Fives Group received the Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) annual Composites Manufacturing event, held last month in Long Beach, Calif. 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 use advanced composites technology to produce complex parts or near-net shape, and are specifically designed to produce the fastest lay-up rates in the industry while maintaining superior reliability.
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 acknowledge the valuable roles that both large and small manufacturers play within the industry.
The awards ceremony wraps up the three-day AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing 2016 conference and exhibit. There to accept the award was Robert Harper, Technical Sales Director at Fives. “To be singled out among the stateside and international companies that were nominated for this award is an honor and a testament to Fives’ commitment to transform the design and development of the technology used in manufacturing of advanced composites.” Previous winners include Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Callaway Golf.
SME has a rich and evolving heritage spanning more than 80 years and serves the manufacturing industry as a nonprofit by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce. AeroDef Manufacturing is the leading exposition and technical conference of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry, showcasing the field’s most advanced technologies.
Posted March 21, 2016
Source: Fives Group