The Manufacturing Team Challenge differs from other competitions in that it is a design challenge. Teams of three use their skills and knowledge to design a product solution to a given brief. Each team will devise a completely different solution to the same problem, which will be tested and compared against the other solutions to find the best.
Designing their own solution in a way that it can be manufactured within the time constraints of the competition requires a range of skills which are design dependent. Teams can design the solution and manufacturing process to their team and individual strengths.
Competencies tested include: Design, CAD, Welding, Electronic manufacture, Programming, Machining, Fitting, basic hand skills and Fabrication could all be tested, along with any skills specific to the teams design.
The Qualifier will take place in your home venue. Each team will be judged privately against the brief, normally in the last week of June, or first week of July.
This prevents teams seeing ideas from other teams and copying such, leaving all ideas unique.