Conference Competitions

Participate in a competition at the conference! 

The purpose of the competition is to foster interest in manufacturing, provide the manufacturing engineering community with fresh new perspectives on design, and create a forum for students to share their new and innovative ideas.

The aim of this annual competition is to influence the future of manufacturing research and education in the United States through new, visionary ideas of the future. Such visionary ideas are often described as “radical,” “outrageous,” “transformational,” “unconventional,” “convergent,” and “breakthrough.”

The purpose of the competition is maintain a venue to foster interest in characterizing manufacturing processes – leading to a common set of descriptive models and performance metrics that support effective and consistent system level analysis and comparisons spanning various manufacturing processes and resources. This year’s Theme is Model Exploration.