Abaris Training was recognized at the SME AeroDef & Composites Manufacturing Conference held earlier this February in Long Beach, California. The training company was awarded for over three decades of dedicated service to the advanced composite manufacturing industry, and received this year’s excellence in composites “small company” award.
Lou Dorworth, Abaris’s Direct Services Division Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company. It was presented at the event by David Dickson, who represented SME’s Composite Manufacturing Technical Group awards’ committee.
SME states that: “This award is presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in the field of advanced composites manufacturing. The Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award identifies and showcases companies that have excelled in manufacturing products made from advanced composite materials. They have developed innovative tooling and/or manufacturing process techniques that will help manufacture future products made from these materials and have shown accelerated growth by providing superior service, quality or cost reduction initiatives that advance the composites manufacturing industry overall. Awards are made to both small and large companies.”
Abaris’ has been instrumental in teaching and assisting the composites industry through training and consultation efforts since 1983. During that time Abaris has taught over 23,000 students in 63 countries about composite materials and processes, providing courses and services in engineering, manufacturing and repair of advanced composite structures.
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