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, the CAM operator generates the tool paths, and the CNC operator sets up and machines the part. Plotting is not a scored event; however, the competitors must be able to generate a plot file that will be used to send their data to the plotter.
The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) following membership registration.