The purpose of this competition is to convene SEC university teams to promote advanced manufacturing education and training, learn more about CNC machining, and demonstrate each team’s capabilities. This year’s participants are:
- Mississippi State University
- Texas A&M University
- University of Florida
- University of Missouri
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2022 champion)
The event is a partnership between the DoD Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program, Project MFG, America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), the Southeastern Advanced Machine Tools Network (SEAMTN, “see mountain”), the ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII), the five SEC universities, MSC Industrial Supply (cutting tools), ZEISS (part measurement), and Haas (CNC milling machines).
|Wednesday, November 8, 2023|
|3 pm||Teams arrive
Teams will get acquainted with the competition site. Each team will assemble their tooling, square the vise, and familiarize themselves with the machines they have been assigned.
|6 pm||Dinner (sponsored by Modern Machine Shop)|
|Thursday, November 9, 2023|
|7:30 am||Teams arrive
Teams will have orientation, review the play book, and be presented with the change order.
|8:30 am||Competition begins
Competition begins for all five teams.
|9 am||Open house
SEC Machining Competition will be opened to guests for open house.
|12:30 pm||Competition ends and judging begins
Competition is complete, teams have lunch (sponsored by Gene Haas Foundation), and judging begins.
|1:30 pm||Judging completed||TN MADE|
|1:45 pm||Open house ends||TN MADE|
|2 pm||Awards ceremony||TN MADE|
|3 pm||Adjourn||TN MADE|
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