Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturing/STEM

Cluster:

State Qualifying Event: 

Not Required

Participation: 

Teams of 2

Level:  

National Competition

Competition Type: 

Skilled and Technical

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) competition embraces a wide range of materials and derivative processes in building parts suitable for end-use service. Also known as 3D printing, the virtually unlimited design freedom enabled by AM allows the creation of shapes and the integration of feature and function that previously required subassemblies. Employment opportunities for creative individuals are growing while industry adopts AM methods. Ready access to workstations and service providers makes the internet a growing marketplace for public AM gadgets.

Additive Manufacturing

The career competitions of the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) as a membership benefit following their submission of membership.