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State Champs!

April 22, 2008

Congratulations to Rob Law, Nick Schineman, and James Jeffery (l-r) who participated in the State of Michigan Skills USA Automated Manufacturing contest on April 18th through the 20th. Mr. Gillow is very proud of their performance.

The contest was over four hours long and consisted of many challenging skills related to complex designs and manufacturing problems. 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). In this process the CAD operators construct the part geometry, the CAM operator generates the tool paths, and the CNC operator sets up and machines the part. These are the newest methods used by industry and colleges to reduce the time and cost of bringing a new product to market.

These students will be traveling to Kansas City Missouri for a week to compete at the National level contest. If the students place first at Nationals they may have a chance to travel to Australia to compete at the Internationals.

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