CGTech Proctors SkillsUSA/NIMS Contest Submissions
CGTech technical support engineers will be on hand at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY, June 25-27. Each year, CGTech staff proctor multiple SkillsUSA/NIMS competitions related to CNC machining, using the company’s Vericut software to evaluate the accuracy participants’ programs.
CGTech technical support engineers will be on hand at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY, June 25-27. Each year, CGTech staff proctor multiple SkillsUSA/NIMS competitions related to CNC machining. In addition to grading competitions, the company will run its latest version of Vericut CNC simulation software, in Booth S145.
The weeklong event is expected to draw more than 18,000 participants including students, teachers, and business partners. The event is designed to help prepare students for the workforce.
Participants will be graded by CGTech in two categories: CNC Milling and CNC Lathe machine operations. Each category will be evaluated to measure the contestant’s level of understanding and preparation of CNC programs. The contest assesses real world scenarios, such as the ability to write CNC programs, interpret prints and measure/gage parts. Participants will also demonstrate theoretical knowledge of CNC machine configuration, setup and operations.
Vericut software will be used to evaluate the accuracy of the participant’s created programs, while ensuring their programs run without violating safety standards or damaging machines. After each student’s program has been simulated, the virtual workpiece will be compared to the original design model.
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