Metalwork Technology Division
Projects entered in this division are those
involving bench and machine operations in metalworking. Each
project must be accompanied by a set of working drawings except
where noted. Guns, knives, or crossbows are not
eligible for the State Contest.
MT (Basic Metalworking Technology) Bench Metals - Sheet Metal - Foundry - Groups eligible to participate A, B and E - Scoring Guide for MT-I,2,3
MT-1 "Bench Metals" includes any metal object whose primary construction is of bar, rod, or structural shape or pre-cast metal and involving operations normally done with basic machines such as a saw, drill press, grinder, forge or welder. Examples: (jack stand, metal furniture, or shelf bracket.) Maximum size to fit in an area 3' x 3' x 3' assembled.
MT-2 "Sheet Metal" includes any project whose primary construction is of sheet metal. Plans including the pattern development (stretch out view) are required. Examples: (Tool box, parts tray, parts washing pan, pipe, elbow, transition piece, or scoop.)
MT-3 "Foundry" is any project made by a metal casting process. The casting will be a finished project with an accompanying rough casting that has a gate system. A pattern may be substituted in lieu of a drawing.
MT-4 "Adv. Metalworking Technology Projects ": - Groups eligible to participate N and P - Scoring Guide for MT-4
Any advanced machine construction project involving machining, construction and assembly of parts requiring a significant amount of benchwork, sheet and/or machine operations or any combination is eligible. Examples: (Drill press, wood lathe, bench grinder, or belt sander, band saw, etc.)
MM-1 "Machine Metals": - Groups eligible to participate N & P - Scoring Guide for MM-I
This classification includes any project in which the machining of metal constitutes the major operations of the project. Examples: (V-block, step block, scribes, jigs, fixtures or machined castings.)
MM-2 CNC or
Plasma Cut (Project Parts) Groups eligible to
participate N & P
This classification includes any project in which the machining of the project parts constitutes the major operation with the aid of a computer interface. A complete set of dimensioned CAD drawings must accompany the project. Examples: (Spindles, gears, etc. - Milled, Routed, Lathe projects.) The entries in this area will not be rated on the artwork of a project but will be rated based on the parts machined and the fit with other parts of the project. of the project must be of original design. Clip art or vector art files downloaded from the internet do not qualify in this category. 75% of the project must cut or machined on a cnc machine. Scoring Guide for CNC or Plasma Cut
MW "Metal Welding": - Groups eligible to participate: N and P - Scoring Guide for MW
An eligible project is one in which the major operation is welding, brazing, or both. Examples: (Large items only: such as: trailer, gate, or swing set, engine stands, or items larger than 9 sq. ft. Broken down into 2 divisions. Groups or individual may enter this category.
MW - Small welding projects other than trailers: An eligible project is one in which the major operation is welding, brazing, or both. Examples: (Items such as: gate, or swing set, engine stands, Etc.)
MW-1 Projects that has a footprint of less than 60 sq. ft. figured, small trailers, etc.
MW-2 Projects that has a footprint greater than 60 sq. ft. figured, large trailers, etc.
(Laser cut engravings are to be entered in Graphic Arts.)
Group (N) - Novice: a person or group who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he, she or they are placed; beginner; tyro: a novice in the entry area.
This entry area is for the 1st year the student has entered in this project area.
Group (P) - Practiced or Experienced: skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience: a practiced hand at project.
This entry area is for the student or group who has entered in this project area more than once.