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2023 Composites Awards

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Please join us as we announce the following 2023 Composites Awards!

Jud Hall Composites Manufacturing Award
This internationally eligible award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the composites manufacturing or tooling technology through leadership, technical developments, patents or educational activities. It recognizes excellence in the development or improvement of processes, tooling and applications, as well as achievements in composites research, education and technology transfer. The J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award celebrates innovation in solving issues related to production and applications development, and acknowledges significant contributions that reduce costs and waste streams, and improves quality and efficiency.

Composite Manufacturing Emerging Innovator Award
Established in 2023, SME’s Composite Manufacturing Emerging Innovator Award recognizes an individual that has led or actively supported and participated in advancing manufacturing technology into or near production or a significant impact on composite part manufacturing. The award is intended to focus on emerging leaders in Composites Manufacturing with interest in helping others. 

This internationally eligible award spans the composites manufacturing industry, including aerospace and automotive component manufacturing, fabrication, layup, curing, automation, and inspection, etc. We are searching for individuals whose superb technical work holds great promise to shape the next decades and that are interested in contributing to the industrial community. Winners are selected with consideration for the scope and scale of benefits realized and the potential future impact their work will have on the industry. As the name suggests, the award recognizes early career achievements that show great promise or that have been implemented or deployed in a commercial/industrial production environment rather than research investigative work.