For the 2016 Automated Manufacturing Technology event, contestants planned designed and manufactured a part. A team contest is for three students. The team must generate a plot file that will be used to send their data to the plotter. The contest 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.
The manufacturing part of the system was supplied by Intelitek and the Intelitek AMT Kit Includes:
- CNC BenchMill 6000
- Imperial 4 tool ISO 20 tool holder package
- Hand wheel
- Network port and cable
- CNCMotion control software
The CNC machine used at the 2016 National Skills Contest is the BenchMill 6000. Teams need to supply two computers. The first computer will need to have a licensed copy of CAD (computer aided drafting) software installed and fully operational. The second computer will need to have a licensed copy of CAM (computer aided manufacturing) software installed and fully functional. In addition to the CAM software, the control software for the BenchMill 6000 will be installed.
Intelitek have provided training and equipment for advanced manufacturing programs for over 30 years. Contact Intelitek for information about our programs and how you can get your team better equipped to participate in AMT competitions. Contact Intelitek or an Intelitek Dealer for more information.