Additive Manufacturing

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...

Automated Manufacturing Technology

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...

CNC Milling Specialist

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...

CNC Technician

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...

CNC Turning Specialist

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...

Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology This competition is divided into five sections: customer service exam, written exam, soldering, breadboarding and troubleshooting. Competitors demonstrate their knowledge of analog and digital circuitry, ability to troubleshoot electronic...

Engineering Technology Design

Engineering Technology Design A team of three students demonstrates their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model. During the presentation, students are judged on their performance as a...

Mechatronics

Mechatronics This competition consists of three events designed to measure the skills required in the modern automated manufacturing environment. Competitors are required to assemble, adjust and test an automated machine system, troubleshoot and repair a faulty...

Mobile Robotics Technology

Mobile Robotics Technology The competition tests the ability to perform, exhibit and compile skills and knowledge from a list of competencies determined by the technical committee. It will evaluate each contestants preparation for employment in the field of robotics...

Principles of Engineering Technology

Principles of Engineering Technology This competition evaluates competitors’ understanding of basic technical concepts/principles of the applied sciences and ability to demonstrate and explain the concept/principle in action and application. Any technical concept may...

Related Technical Math

Related Technical Math On a written test, competitors demonstrate skills required to solve mathematical problems commonly found in the skilled trades and professional and technical occupations. Skills demonstrated include addition, subtraction, multiplication and...

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue This competition evaluates team members’ skills and preparation for employment in fields related to and including robotics, engineering, automation, manufacturing, electronics and emergency services. It recognizes outstanding...

Team Engineering Challenge

Team Engineering Challenge Middle School Only  This contest is designed to evaluate and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the areas of creative and critical thinking skills and the decision-making process, to solve a problem. The...

Technical Spelling – Illinois

Technical Spelling – Illinois Technical Spelling creates an awareness of the importance of correct spelling in the career education programs related to technology, the health industry, trades or industry. It provides an incentive for students to improve their...

Welding

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

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...

Welding Sculpture

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...