Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) competition embraces a wide range of materials and derivative processes for building parts suitable for end-use service. The virtually unlimited design freedom enabled by additive manufacturing allows the creation of shapes and the...

Automated Manufacturing Technology

This competition evaluates teams for employment in integrated manufacturing technology fields of computer-aided drafting/ design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerical-controlled machining (CNC). CAD operators construct the part geometry,...

CNC Milling Specialist

This competition assesses the ability to write the CNC program for a part drawing and materials, determine tool offsets, set up the machine and produce a par on a milling machine. The competition includes a written test evaluating contestant knowledge of computer...

CNC Technician

Students compete in NIMS Level I and II manual machining skills and knowledge areas, including operation of manual milling machines, lathes, drill presses and surface grinders. Related knowledge and skills in the areas of engineering drawing interpretation, geometric...

CNC Turning Specialist

This competition assesses the ability to write the CNC program for a part drawing and materials, determine tool offsets, set up the machine and produce a part on a lathe. The competition includes a written test evaluating contestant knowledge of computer numerical...

Screen Printing Technology

Competitors are tested on their ability to prepare screens; register a multicolor design on a manual four-color, one-station rotary press; and print a multi-color design on a manual six-color, four-station rotary press. Competitors also complete a written technical...

Welding

Through a series of stations, competitors are tested on various aspects of welding, including measuring weld replicas, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Competitors complete a steel project and weld an aluminum project in various...

Welding Fabrication

This is a team competition that requires three students from each school to use their welding and fabrication skills to build a designed project from the given material. The students are also required to be proficient in using the common tools of a workshop. A...

Welding Sculpture

This competition is designed to assess the ability of the competitor to develop a design and produce a welding sculpture of that design, as well as deliver a presentation regarding all aspects of the design creation. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the...