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SME and Stratasys sponsor Additive Manufacturing competition.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 21, 2016 - From June 21-23, SME and Stratasys will collaborate on an Additive Manufacturing contest at the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, KY. Contest will evaluate students' abilities in Additive Manufacturing/3DPrinting as well as recognize outstanding students for excellence in the field of Digital and Additive Manufacturing. Written knowledge exam will be used to assess general understanding of additive manufacturing technology in areas such as design, methods, materials, and safety.

Original Press Release

SME and Stratasys Sponsor Additive Manufacturing Competition at National SkillsUSA Conference

Press release date: Jun 20, 2016

WHAT: Additive Manufacturing embraces a wide range of materials and derivative processes building parts suitable for end-use service. The virtually unlimited design freedom enabled by additive manufacturing allows the creation of shapes and the integration of feature and function that previously required subassemblies. Employment opportunities for creative individuals in this field is rapidly growing and capturing the attention of high school students is key to securing a skilled workforce.

SME and Stratasys will collaborate on an Additive Manufacturing contest at the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, Ky. The contest will evaluate students' abilities in Additive Manufacturing/3DPrinting as well as recognize outstanding students for excellence in the field of Digital and Additive Manufacturing. More than 20 teams will compete in the contest, now in its second year.

The SME/Stratasys Additive Manufacturing contest includes a written knowledge exam to assess general understanding of additive manufacturing technology in several areas including: design technologies, additive manufacturing methods and materials, additive manufacturing process, and additive manufacturing safety. Contestants will be evaluated on five key areas: first design challenge onsite, second design challenge onsite, preparation of their engineering notebook, presentation to the judges, and a knowledge exam.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23, 2016

WHERE:
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

WHO:   Students from 22 high schools and post-secondary schools across the United States will participate in the Additive Manufacturing contest. Teams consisting of two contestants from the same school in the same division will make up the teams participating in the contest, which is open to active SkillsUSA students enrolled in design, manufacturing, or Computer aided design classes.

Media contact:
Oneika Mobley
SME Senior PR Representative
(313) 425-3189 office, (313) 728-9496 cell